Terms and Conditions of Use

The information provided on My Employment Lawyer (the “Website”) is not intended to be legal advice, but general information related to legal issues commonly encountered in employment. The law in your state may be different from that discussed here. The facts in your case may be different from the facts in Questions contained on this site.

You would be foolish to rely solely on legal information that you obtained from an internet site, including this Website. Information is public.  Your employer has access to this site just like you and can read what you write.  Therefore, do not reveal any personal identifying information.

Your access to and use of this website is subject to the following additional terms and conditions. © 2000-2009 Fortney & Klingshirn. All rights reserved.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

The Website is a service of FORTNEY & KLINGSHIRN, and all information on this World-Wide Web site (together with the underlying source files that implement the hypertext and dynamic features) may be used solely under the following terms and conditions:

1. PURPOSE OF THE WEBSITE.

The purpose of this Site is to give the visitor a general understanding of employment laws; not to provide specific advice. You should consult an attorney in your state before you make decisions involving your legal rights. Do not rely on any advice or information that you get here. You would have to be out of your mind to rely solely on any advice or information that you get here. The whole point of this site is to encourage you to find an employment lawyer in your state who can give you advice that you can rely on.

On those portions of Website that Fortney & Klingshirn provide, we took a great deal of care to provide accurate and current information. However, the ideas, general principles and conclusions presented at this site may differ depending on local, state and federal laws and regulations and court cases. Because the law constantly changes and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and is subject to varying interpretations, the information on the Website may not be accurate.  The reader is urged to consult professional legal counsel in his or her state regarding the applicability any points of law discussed at this Site to any specific problem. The Website should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice.

2. EMPLOYMENT LAWYER DIRECTORY

The Website encourages lawyers to apply to become members of My Employment Lawyer. We review Membership applications to verify that the applicant is holding him or herself out as an attorney in good standing practicing employment law. We do not certify that an applicant is an attorney or offer any due diligence regarding the applicant’s competence as an attorney.

The information in the directory of lawyers, including information “about me,” the lawyers’ websites, their peer ratings and published cases is provided by the lawyers themselves.  Fortney & Klingshirn does not warrant the validity of any of that information. Fortney & Klingshirn will delete from the Employment Lawyer directory and My Employment Lawyer membership any person who it learns is not an attorney.

The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. Fortney & Klingshirn does not review the contents of the listings which are provided by the listees or any links to Website; Fortney & Klingshirn is not responsible for any material or information contained in the linked sites or provided by listees. A description or indication of limitation of practice by a lawyer does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert in any indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered.

3. NO LEGAL ADVICE PROVIDED

Fortney & Klingshirn and the Website offer no legal advice, recommendations, mediation or counseling via Website under any circumstance. This site is not a Lawyer Referral Service, but merely assists you in narrowing your choices in selecting your lawyer. You are totally and solely responsible for your own selections and actions. Fortney & Klingshirn never receives any portion of any lawyers fees and any arrangements made are strictly between you and your lawyer and do not involve Fortney & Klingshirn in any way.

4. OWNERSHIP, LICENSE & RESTRICTIONS ON USE

    4.1. As between Fortney & Klingshirn and you, all right, title and interest (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) in the Website belongs to Fortney & Klingshirn, its licensors, or listees. In addition, the names, images, pictures, logos and icons identifying the Website and its services are proprietary marks of Fortney & Klingshirn and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Except as expressly provided below, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights.

    4.2. You are hereby granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to view and use information retrieved from the Website provided solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, and provided you do not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices. Except as expressly provided above, no part of the Website, including but not limited to materials retrieved therefrom and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means. In no event shall materials from the Website be stored in any information storage and retrieval system without prior written permission from Fortney & Klingshirn

    4.3. Use, duplication, or disclosure by or for the United States Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7013 (c)1)(ii) and FAR 52.227-19.

    4.4.  Intellectual property rights of Employment Lawyers to Information that they submit.  Employment lawyers who submit information to the Website via the Employment Law Wiki, Questions & Answers, mel’s Blog or their personal directory (Contributors) grant Fortney & Klingshirn the right to display and reproduce that information within the context of the Website.  Lawyer Contributors retain the right edit or delete any information that they post to the Website and to copy or reproduce such information. Contributors do not have the right to copy or reproduce any other information on the Website, including the aggregated body of work containing the information from the Contributors.

5. LINKING

    You may provide links to this Site, so long as your visitor is not confused into believing that he or she is looking at your site. You may contact Fortney & Klingshirn for permission to copy articles, which we tend to give so long as they are attributed to us and provided (a) you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, the copyright notice, or other notices on this Website, (b) you give Fortney & Klingshirn notice of such link by sending an e-mail to us and (c) you discontinue providing links to this Website if notified by Fortney & Klingshirn

6. MORE DISCLAIMERS

    6.1. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND FORTNEY & KLINGSHIRN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

    6.2. FORNTEY & KLINGSHIRN DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR ANY WAY RELATED TO (A) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, (B) ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS IN THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREFROM, (C) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, (D) YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, OR (E) YOUR USE OF ANY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

A COVERED PARTY (AS DEFINED BELOW) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS' FEES AND LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, INCLUDING ITS CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE OF ANY COVERED PARTY. "COVERED PARTY" MEANS FORTNEY & KLINGSHIRN, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LISTEES, AND ANY OFFICER, DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE, SUBCONTRACTOR, AGENT, SUCCESSOR, OR ASSIGN OF FORTNEY & KLINGSHIRN, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS LISTEES.

8. GOVERNING LAWS IN CASE OF DISPUTE; JURISDICTION

    These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio USA, as they apply to agreements made and solely performed therein. Disputes arising hereunder shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the federal courts of the United States of America and/or the state courts of Ohio, Summit County and jurisdiction therefor shall rest solely in Summit County, Ohio, USA.

9. CHANGES TO SITE AND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    This Site and these Terms and Conditions may be changed by Fortney & Klingshirn with or without notice. Please review this link on a regular basis for changes. Continued use of this Site following any change constitutes your acceptance of the change.

10. ENTIRE AGREEMENT; SEVERABILITY

    These Terms and Conditions incorporate by reference any notices contained on this Site and constitute the entire agreement with respect to your access to and use of this Site. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and shall not affect their validity and enforceability.

 IF YOU DO NOT AGREE IF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE IN FULL, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.

11. COPYRIGHT; PERMITTED USES;

RESTRICTIONS ON USE Material available in the Website are protected by copyright law. Copyright © 2000 - 2009 Fortney & Klingshirn. All rights reserved. TRADEMARKS Listed below are trademarks for Fortney & Klingshirn Nothing contained on this site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this site without the express written permission of Fortney & Klingshirn or such third party may own the Trademark.

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