Sonkin • Koberna represents both individuals and businesses in a wide variety of employment-related matters. On a daily basis, our employment lawyers provide advice and counseling to the firm’s business clients with respect to employment-related matters including employee handbooks, application forms, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), investigation of employee complaints, and defense of EEOC charges. Our employment lawyers are often called upon to provide immediate advice to in-house human resources managers to assist them in making important personnel decisions, and to prevent claims and litigation. In addition, Sonkin • Koberna has significant experience in the negotiation and drafting of employment and separation agreements.
Our expertise also encompasses litigation involving wrongful termination, age, sex, religious and disability or handicap discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge. Our employment litigators regularly appear in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Sonkin • Koberna likewise handles employment-related matters involving misappropriation of trade secrets, non-competition agreements, shareholder and partnership litigation and workers’ compensation.
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