Links

Government Agency Websites

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The EEOC enforces federal laws against discrimination in the workplace. Answers to many questions about what the laws prohibit and allow, and how they laws can be enforced, are provided here. If you have a question about race, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability discrimination or harassment, this is a good site for you.

Ohio Civil Rights Commission
This is the site for the Ohio agency that has responsibility for enforcing Ohio State laws similar to the federal laws enforced by the EEOC.

United States Department of Labor
The Department of Labor provides useful information to answer questions about workers' wages, safety at work, and right to take medical leave. You will also find information about protections required for employees who are considered whistleblowers under many federal laws.

National Labor Relations Board
This agency is responsible for enforcing the laws the regulate the relationship between employers and employees who act together to address the terms or conditions of their employment. In most cases this means the relationship between employer and union. But a union is not always required to be involved. In addition, if you are a union member with a dispute between you and your union, the NLRB's website may have useful information for you.

Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration's Web site provides information about Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits, and Supplemental Security Income. The site also provides wage reporting information for employers.

Ohio Office of Unemployment Compensation Review Commission
If you are an employee with a question about obtaining unemployment benefits in Ohio or an employer with questions about paying your unemployment compensation tax, this website will probably help you.

Courts of Appeal

The United States Supreme Court
The home page for the Court that establishes federal law for the entire United States.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
The home page for the Court that decides federal cases for Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee.

The Ohio Supreme Court
The home page for the Court that establishes the law for Ohio.

Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals
This is the Court that hears appeals taken from courts in Cuyahoga County. Through this web site you can meet the Judges and staff, learn about the operation of the Court and its schedule, have basic questions answered, access court opinions, and tour the building.

Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals
This is the Court that hears appeals taken from cases in Lorain, Medina, Summit, and Wayne counties. This web site provides a glimpse into what the Court of Appeals does and how it functions on a daily basis. It also contains various points of information regarding the history of the Court, the judges who currently serve, and the judicial process overall.

Ohio Eleventh District Court of Appeals
This is the Court that hears appeals taken from cases in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage and Trumbull counties. This web site provides a glimpse into what the Court of Appeals does and how it functions on a daily basis. It also contains various points of information regarding the judges, the court records, the court decisions, and the judicial process overall.

Federal Courts

United States District Court Northern District Ohio
Find out about who the judges are, what cases are going on, and what the rules are in the federal court for northern Ohio.

Courts of Common Pleas

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Check the status of any case in this court. A search engine will allow you to see the docket for any case here. You can also find information about jury duty and other court functions.

Lorain County Court of Common Pleas
Check the status of any case in this court. A search engine will allow you to see the docket for any case here. You can also find infromation about jury duty and other court functions.

Summit County Court of Common Pleas
Check the status of any case in this court. A search engine will allow you to see the docket for any case here. You can also find infromation about jury duty and other court functions.

Geauga County Clerk of Courts
This office processes all cases for Geauga County Common Pleas Court, civil and criminal divisions. In addition, the Geauga County Clerk of Courts office processes passport applications, records notaries, records judgment liens, issues warrants and summons, processes bonds, maintains jury records, issues service, records and collects court costs, and disburses costs to other local, county and state agencies. If you want to see the status of any case being handled by the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, you can find the information here.

Lake County Court of Common Pleas
Check the status of any case in this court. A search engine will allow you to see the docket for any case here. You can also find infromation about jury duty and other court functions.

Municipal Courts

Bedford Municipal CourtBerea Municipal Court

Cleveland Municipal Court

Euclid Municipal Court

Garfield Heights Municipal Court

Lakewood Municipal Court

Lyndhurst Municipal Court

Medina Municipal Court

Parma Municipal Court

Rocky River Municipal Court

Shaker Heights Municipal Court

Legal Research

Ohio State Legal Services Association
OSLSA is a nonprofit law firm founded in 1966 by the Ohio State Bar Association. This link takes you to the OSLSA law library. Here you will find descriptions of a wide variety of laws that apply in Ohio, including workplace laws.

Legal Basics For Small Business
This link is to a page within the website for the Ohio State Bar Association. The OSBA published a book with many useful articles about business and employment concerns. The book is now available online through this link.

Nolo.com
A site with numerous articles on employer and employee rights and obligations.

EEO News
A site with employment law case headlines and links to other employmnet law related resources.

Bar Associations and Other Employment Related Organizations

National Employment Lawyers Association
An organization of lawyers dedicated to advocating for employee rights. Search here for the names of lawyers dedicated to representing employees and to learn about current issues in the law that are effecting employees and employers.

The American Bar Association
The American Bar Association provides plenty of useful information not only for lawyers but also for the general public. This link will take you to a page about employment laws.

Ohio State Bar Association
This organization also provides the public with useful information. The link provided here will take you to a page about alternative dispute resolution in Ohio.

Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
An affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association, OELA is an organization of Ohio lawyers dedicated to representing employees. At this site you will find a roster of the lawyers with information about how to contact them.

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association serves lawyers and the public in Northeast Ohio. Here is a link to the CMBA's homepage.

Workplace Fairness
This is a terrific site for searching general and legal information about employee rights.

The Alexander Hamilton Institute
The Alexander Hamilton Institute helps executives manage their companies and their careers. AHI publishes newsletters, booklets, and looseleaf manuals targeted to top management, Human Resource directors, Personnel managers, front-line managers, and supervisors at small-to-medium sized firms. This site has extensive information regarding various human resources issues. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Other Useful Links

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Ohio Offender Search Database

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