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EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR

PRACTICE OVERVIEW

PRACTICE AREA CHAIR:
  Amy L. DeLuca

Our skilled Employment and Labor team assists you in setting the groundwork for a positive working relationship between your employees and your organization. We provide you with guidance to navigate complex issues including hiring practices, employee handbooks, contracts and non-compete agreements, and workers’ compensation.

 

Our areas of expertise include:

 

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • EEOC/OCRC Charges
  • OSHA Investigations
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Employee Handbooks, Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Investigations
  • Workplace Trainings
  • Employment Agreements
    • (Employment Contracts, Non-Compete/Trade Secret Agreements, Severance Agreements)
  • ADA/FMLA Administration

 

Additionally, we have extensive experience in employee benefits and ERISA. Our goal is to develop strategic solutions that achieve the maximum benefits for owners while also providing desirable benefits for employees. 

 

Our areas of expertise include: 

 

  • Employee benefit plan (design, implementation, compliance, termination)
  • IRS & Department of Labor (DOL) audits, investigations and voluntary compliance procedures
  • ERISA fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transactions
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Collectively-bargained and multi-employer pension plans
  • 401(k) plans, including Safe Harbor plans
  • Profit-sharing and pension plans
  • Retirement plan distributions and terminations 

Other Core Practice Areas

OUR SATISFIED CLIENTS

They make my business life easier and help me sleep at night. Sure, they put out fires and solve problems but they're also proactive and provide the guidance I need.
Chris Carroll
President
An Avon, Ohio-based leader in innovative food packaging solutions.
WHP embraces the practice of law as it relates to their clients in the same manner we embrace finance and accounting as it relates to ours. They take a client-centered approach and a team-based approach where collaboration is at the heart of everything.
Rick Fedorovich
CEO / Partner
A large Cleveland-based Accounting firm.
A major strength of the firm is their people. They are very charismatic and relatable – a great group to work with!
Clint Gault
A wealth management, tax and estate planning firm in Ohio and Florida.
Wickens Herzer Panza has been our ‘go-to’ legal team for many years. In my opinion, they are extremely professional and effective but also very personable and empathetic. Our company has benefited greatly from this relationship.
David E. Sustar
VP of Finance
An excavating company based in Oberlin, Ohio.

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Our team of attorneys and paralegals understands what it means to be a trusted advisor. Sure, we provide legal counsel but we do so much more. We provide a business partnership, support, advice and protection to our clients who become our family. Get to know us better and decide for yourself.

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