The American Bar Association reports that there are now over 1.2 million attorneys in the United States.
The National Trial Lawyers Association has repeatedly selected Brian Spitz to its list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers based on his success in Court and handling civil litigation matters.Brian is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is a select group of attorneys that have claimed victory at trial in an amount over one million dollars.Some employment lawyers can tell you what the books say, but couldn’t find the Court, let alone litigate a sexual harassment case in front of jury.After successfully taking on many Fortune 500 companies, in 2013, Brian Spitz was recognized in Newsweek Magazine as one the 30 overall “Nationwide Top Attorneys.” Previously, in 2012, Brian Spitz was recognized in Newsweek Magazine as one of the Top 20 Leaders in Employment Law in the United States for 2012.The opponents to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (“LGBT”) employees or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (“LGBTQ”) employees in the workplace often argue that United States law has not historically made it illegal to discriminate in employment discrimination based on who an employee is dating or otherwise associated with. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Ohio Revised Code § 4112.01 et seq., your employer cannot discriminate against you as employee because you are dating someone of a different race, or national origin.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) an employer cannot discriminate against an employee because that employee is associated with a disabled person.
In order for the employment discrimination to be unlawful, there must be a specific and applicable law preventing the employer from discriminating on that basis.
Under the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Ohio Fair Labor Standards Act most employees must be paid at a rate of one and one half times their regular rate of pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in any given workweek.
Although we as a society have made significant strides towards gender equality in the workplace, it would ignorant to believe that gender discrimination has been eradicated.
Studies show that women still earn significantly less than their male counterparts, and that women are less likely to be hired, especially in certain fields of work.
Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires that virtually every employee is paid according to the federally mandated minimum wage, currently set at .25 per hour (in Ohio the minimum wages has been raised to .10 through State legislation). The vast majority of Ohio employees are entitled to a minimum wage.