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  Jonathan T. Hyman

Our jobs are integral to our lives.  More than what we do, they define who we are. Our skilled and experienced team of employment and labor attorneys understands the unique issues your employees present for your business. We stand at the ready to help you navigate the alphabet soup of employment, workers’ compensation and labor laws to help keep you in compliance and handle the day-to-day problems your employees can create. Whether it is drafting a policy, handbook, or non-compete agreement, conducting an internal investigation, responding to a workplace injury, or advising on a performance, absence, or termination issue, our team is here for you and your business. Yet, no matter what you do proactively, some employees will file an administrative charge or lawsuit against your business. In that instance, we are also here to litigate for you in defense of those claims. The bottom line is that if you have an issue impacting your workplace or employees, it is an issue in which we have experience and can represent your business.


Our areas of expertise include:


  • EEOC/OCRC Charges
  • OSHA Investigations
  • Workers’ Compensation claims administration and court of appeals issues
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • FLSA collective and class action lawsuits
  • Labor Management Relations, including union organizing and collective bargaining
  • Employee Handbooks, Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Investigations
  • Workplace Training
  • ADA/FMLA Administration
  • Discrimination litigation
  • Employment Agreements, including employment contracts, non-compete/trade secret agreements, severance agreements
  • We also have unique experience representing craft breweries


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

Other Core Practice Areas

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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
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.


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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