labor & employment law
We draft employee handbooks and advise employers on how to comply with federal and state employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Equal Pay Act, the Texas Payday Law, the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), the Genetic Information Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
We help employers conduct investigations and advise employers in matters of employee discipline and termination.
We also negotiate, draft, and review noncompete agreements, independent contractor agreements, executive employment contracts, and severance agreements.
- Represented technology company in breach of noncompete and misappropriation of trade secrets lawsuit against former employee
- Represented manufacturer in audit by Texas Workforce Commission of employee/independent contractor classification
- Defended nationwide employer in collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Defended large nonprofit organization against race and sex discrimination claims
- Defended sales intelligence company against race, sex, religion, and national origin discrimination claims
- Advised electric cooperative regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)
- Advised large manufacturing company regarding compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
- Advised software company regarding sexual harassment investigation
- Advised university regarding compliance with Texas firearms law
- Advised trade association on accommodations for disabled persons
- Advised executives and employers on employment contracts, noncompete agreements, and severance agreements
- Drafted employee handbooks for employers
- Defended computer services company in race and disability discrimination claim
- Represented manufacturer in investigation of sexual harassment claim
- Represented local food producer in audit by Texas Workforce Commission related to workers’ classification as employees or independent contractors
- Represented executive in dispute over employer’s refusal to pay severance
- Represented occupational therapists who were wrongfully terminated for reporting illegal and unethical activity, including Medicare fraud
- Represented veterinarian in noncompete dispute
- Represented physician in negotiation of employment contract
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