Calfee’s Labor and Employment litigators have extensive experience defending companies and individually named management representatives in both administrative proceedings and in federal and state courts.
Our lawyers represent employers in matters involving the EEOC, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, other state FEP agencies, the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
Our experienced trial lawyers defend against claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as alleged violations of the FSLA, NLRA, OSHA, WARN and other employment-related laws.
Our team has extensive experience litigating claims involving alleged breaches of noncompete and other agreements involving restrictive covenants.
Chambers USA 2022 Band 3 Ranking in Labor & Employment (Ohio)
For a number of years, Calfee’s skilled Labor and Employment group has been recognized for its work by Chambers USA. Chambers USA researchers note that the practice is known to be "Proficient in the handling of a wide range of labor and employment matters. Areas of strength for the firm include the representation of management in collective bargaining negotiations with unions, defending clients against claims of wrongful discharge and discrimination, and day-to-day employment counseling. Expertise also stretches to the enforcement of post-employment agreements."
Clients interviewed by Chambers USA said, "Calfee is consistently responsive, thorough, and knowledgeable. The attorneys we work with at Calfee are able to quickly distill and interpret the relevant information pertaining to a matter, cut past the emotional and subjective factors, and focus on the law. The firm is very thorough and concentrates on the details; they are experts in the law and how it applies to the issues while understanding the business needs. The group is accessible and calls you back very quickly. They are a pleasure to work with and every one of them knows their stuff. They are spot-on technically, on top of everything and always provide good solid counsel. We are extremely satisfied with the work Calfee has done for us. The group is thorough, creative and responsive."
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Rankings
Calfee was selected for inclusion in the 2023 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in the following areas:
- Employment Law – Management (Regional Tier 1 Cleveland)
- Labor Law – Management (Regional Tier 2 Cleveland)
- Litigation – Labor & Employment (Regional Tier 2 Cleveland)
Benchmark Litigation Rankings
Calfee was selected for inclusion by Benchmark Litigation 2023 as a Highly Recommended Law Firm in Dispute Resolution and as a Recommended Law Firm in Labor and Employment Litigation in Ohio. Additionally, 16 of Calfee's Litigation attorneys, including several Labor and Employment litigators, have been ranked by Benchmark Litigation as "Local Litigation Stars" in the U.S. (National), Midwest, and Ohio and as “40 & Under Hot List Honorees.”