Ohio Employment Litigation Lawyers
James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA, is a Columbus, Ohio law firm that also serves the Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton areas. We focus on trial practice for both individuals and corporate clients, in both state and federal courts, including employment litigation.
Our attorneys deal with every type of workplace litigation, including personnel complaints, class actions, merger and acquisition consequences, labor cost reductions, wrongful discharge suits based on any protected class (age, race, sex, religion, disability, military service, sexual orientation, whistleblowing and others), OSHA, wage and overtime disputes, privacy claims, health care cost reductions, ERISA, and trade secrets/non-compete litigation. We have also handled Section 1983 claims filed against public entities. We have handled cases in Columbus, throughout the state of Ohio and across the country.
Whether the matter involves a claim for discrimination or mistreatment, the misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee, or anything in between, the attorneys at James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA, are well-versed in such claims.
Employee Benefits and ERISA Lawyers
One complex area of employment disputes concerns the employee benefits area, and claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which is a law protecting an employee’s interest in health and retirement plans offered by most employers. Our attorneys have litigated a wide variety of ERISA and employee benefit claims, including breach of fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction claims, defended individuals and companies facing DOL audits and IRS investigations, as well as handled benefit claim disputes and ERISA criminal matters.
Our ERISA litigation attorneys are also members of The ESOP Association and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, so they are thoroughly familiar with both ERISA claims as well as the specialized nature of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).
Executive Compensation Cases and Clawback Provisions
In addition to traditional employment litigation, and ERISA/ESOP claims, our firm handles a great deal of litigation involving executive compensation. Many recent executive compensation cases involve “clawback” provisions, where an organization is fighting to claw back bonuses, stock options, and other compensation that its executives received once additional facts have come to light, such as an accounting restatement or losses from bad trades.
Based on recent trends (such as Section 954 of the Dodd-Frank law), we expect clawback provisions to be increasingly written into employment contracts, and for additional litigation to result. If you need the legal advice and representation of a skilled employment litigation attorney, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our firm. Our attorney practicing in employment and ERISA litigation is Julie Davis.
If you have concerns regarding business and commercial litigation, ERISA, whistleblower protection, discrimination or wrongful termination, or any other referenced practice area, contact James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA. Our lawyers represent clients in the state of Ohio including Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Dayton.