Top 5% of Employment Lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio | UpCounsel

Cleveland Employment Attorneys & Lawyers

Get Free Attorney Proposals
Steven S.

Steven Stark

301 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

213 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Richard G.

Richard Gora

159 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Philip K.

Philip Koehler

2 reviews
Veteran ERISA/Executive Compensation and fiduciary governance attorney since 1991. I practiced in major law firms and two of the final four international accounting firms. ... read more
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Alberto E.

Alberto Estrella

Alberto Estrella is a seasoned attorney with over 21 years of experience in the field and he is no stranger to the courtroom. As a managing member and majority shareholder at Estrella, LLC, you can count on him. In fact, Estrella, LLC is one of the oldest law firms located in Puerto Rico. Attorney Estrella focuses on complex litigation, commercial and contract disputes, insurance defense, federal laws and litigation, copyrights, trademarks, and more. Some of his most notable clients include Chevron USA, Chevron Texaco, PUMA, CVS, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Allen A.

Allen Anderson

As a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, Attorney, and Counselor, with 20+ years of experience, I focus my practice on commercial, construction, and employment law; p... read more
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Jeffrey M.

Jeffrey Marks

A former video game industry professional, Jeffrey Marks is now a highly experienced attorney focusing on real estate, corporate transactions, family law, and insurance litigation. Jeffrey has significant experience taking on insurance companies that fail to provide coverage for claims against corporate insurance policies.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Brian M.

Brian Mcgiverin

Geri Kahn’s experience lies in California immigration and social security disability law. As a designated certified specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, she represents religious workers, political asylum applicants, and people who are in all stages of naturalization. She also advocates for the disabled in the topic of social security at hearings and in federal court.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Alex R.

Alex Raminfar

Alex Raminfar specializes in corporate cases that involves the fashion and entertainment industries. He has worked with numerous corporate clients and oversaw the production of Shark Tank, Emmy Awards and other television shows. Alex has eight years of experience as a corporate attorney. He is currently the vice president of Jamm Industries Corp., but have also worked as a director at Sony Pictures Television and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Dante B.

Dante Bradley

Dante Bradley is a senior attorney at the Pennsylvania Virtual Law Office. He specializes in business litigation and related practice areas that involves business-related legal matters. Dante received a license to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 2007. He acquired a Juris Doctor degree in law from the Widener University School of Law. Dante also gained experience while working at GEICO.
|
Get Proposal View Profile

Why use UpCounsel to hire a Cleveland Employment Attorney?

14 years

Average experience

You always get experienced professionals and high caliber work.

3x

Faster

Your work gets done quickly because professionals are always available.

60%

More cost effective

We use technology to cut traditional overhead and save you thousands.

UpCounsel has been talked about in:

Money-Back Guarantee on All of Your Legal Work

Applies to all transactions with verified attorneys on UpCounsel

In the event that you are unsatisfied with the work of an attorney you hired on UpCounsel, just let us know. We’ll take care of it and refund your money up to $5,000 so you can hire another attorney to help you.

Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Cleveland Employment Attorneys

Our experienced Cleveland employment attorneys & lawyers can help guide you on how to proceed with various employee decisions such as reviewing employee documents such as contracts, agreements, policies, and handbooks, along with difficult decisions such as firing, lawsuits, claims, and complaints.

Although not every single employment contract will require legal assistance, many employment lawyers would recommend avoiding unilateral employment contracts that strongly benefit one side over the other. These types of employee contracts rarely hold up in court, yet having the funds needed to combat an issue in court can limit the employee’s options.

A confidentiality agreement and a non-compete agreement are common forms of employee contracts that one of our Cleveland employment attorneys can help customize for your business. If your business needs to fire an employee, proper measures should be taken from a business legal standpoint to ensure proper communication and a smooth transition of dismissing that employee. In any case, we suggest you connect with our employment attorneys to discuss your options.

If You Need Ongoing Legal Counsel or Ad-hoc Legal Work - We Can Help!

Improve Your Legal ROI with Affordable Employment Attorneys that service Cleveland, OH.

Want to Connect with Top Cleveland Employment Attorneys & Lawyers?

What Our Customers Have to Say

"UpCounsel gives me access to big-firm lawyers minus the big-firm price tag. I work with several attorneys on the platform and there are never surprises...I always receive quality legal work at competitive rates that larger firms simply cannot match."

Scott Woods
SVP & General Counsel

"Every startup needs to know about UpCounsel. We found great attorneys at great prices and were able to focus our resources on improving our business instead of paying legal bills."

Sean Conway
Co-founder & CEO

"Before UpCounsel it was hard for us to find the right lawyer with the right expertise for our business. UpCounsel solves those problems by being more affordable and helping us find the right lawyer in no time."

Tristan Pollock
Co-founder & COO

Related Articles


1099 Employee

  • 3 min read

What is a 1099 Employee?

A 1099 employee is one that doesn't fall under normal employment classification rules. Independent contractors are 1099 employees. Instead of having a permanent worker that takes direction from the company, your business would use an independent contractor who works under their own guidance.

The difference between a 1099 employee and others is usually easy to recognize. One example of an independent contractor is a painter hired to paint your home. They will not be your employee after finishing the job.

If you need a permanent employee, the 1099 distinction is not cor

...

Read More

Cliff Vesting

  • 5 min read

What Is Cliff Vesting?

Cliff vesting is the process where an employee gets fully vested on a given date. The employee receives his or her full benefits of the retirement plan on a specific date instead of in amounts over time. The "cliff" described is the date on which you become fully vested. A four-year vesting schedule with a one-year cliff is common.

Cliff vesting is the way that employees of a company can acquire full ownership of incentives or assets of the company's qualified retirement plan account on a specific, agreed-upon date, instead of over a longer period. This period cannot exceed six years. The "cliff" is usually one year in.

Companies put vesting schedules in place as a way to handle pension or retiremen

...

Read More

Incentive Stock Options

  • 5 min read

What are Incentive Stock Options?

Incentive stock options (ISOs) are a type of stock option typically given to key employees or management to purchase stock in the company and can result in a better tax treatment.

Incentive Stock Options vs. Nonqualified Stock Options

Other options that may be available to employees who are not considered key employees or upper management may be eligible for nonqualified stock options or NSOs.

Unlike NSOs, an ISO would be treated favorably for tax purposes. When an ISO is exercised, the employee need not claim the income. When they sell the stock, the gains are taxed as ordinary income rates rather than at capital gains rates. It is important to be aware that the tax benefits are lost if the employee who is entitled to ISOs sells the stock immediately; if they sell immediatel

...

Read More

Founders' Equity Split and Other HR Legal Tasks for Co-Founders

  • 12 min read

Most startup companies are created by a small group of people commonly referred to as founders. These are usually the people who have the original ideas for the new business, the technical expertise to develop the new product or service and bring it to market, and the ability to contribute the capital (or find investors who will contribute capital) needed to launch the new company.

Founders often believe they don't need to worry about compensation, benefits and other employment law issues until the company starts generating revenue or profits. (They think that's when the company will finally hire its first "real" employees.) But founders should figure out their relationship with each other (and the company) at the very beginning of the venture.

Equity Split

The founders first need to decide

...

Read More

Find the best lawyer for your legal needs

Find a lawyer