Labor and Employment

As regional and global business markets become more competitive, a company’s right to manage its human resources effectively is crucial to the bottom line. Our labor and employment lawyers understand this fundamental truth, and are committed to helping management clients navigate and negotiate the changing landscape of federal, state and local laws that apply to the workplace.

We arm clients with sound employment strategies and practices, and provide real-world advice for handling the everyday workplace. This includes everything from consultation on employee handbooks and human resource policies, workplace audits, compliance with employment statutes and regulations, labor union policies and relations to employee headcount issues with the goal of avoiding litigation. In the unfortunate event that litigation arises, our attorneys are highly experienced and capable of delivering satisfactory resolution.

We also represent executives and high level managers on a limited basis in employment-related matters, including non-competition and trade secret disputes, compensation disputes, executive severance work-outs, stock disputes and other employment related matters.

Smarter Human Resources Management

Preventive maintenance is also a cost-effective component of our Labor and Employment Law practice. Our attorneys draft employment agreements and business protection agreements for our clients, such as non-competition / non-solicitation provisions and trade secret clauses. We are also equipped to defend or prosecute these employment agreements.

Above and beyond our strategic legal counsel, we offer clients two avenues for understanding and implementing the changing world of employment law. We facilitate management training workshops designed to assist employers in avoiding legal actions. We also offer workshops that cover a broad range of topics relevant to human resources management, such as workplace harassment, response to unions, the basics of supervision, EEO, ADA and FMLA.

We provide an information and news alert program that designed to keep our clients updated on the fast-changing employment world. This information services program is further enhanced by a member of the Section who sits on the United States Chamber of Commerce’s Labor Relations Committee.

We provide counsel and litigation of claims under the following:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
  • Davis-Bacon Act
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Federal Arbitration
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • Sarbanes Oxley/Retaliation/Whistleblower
  • Service Contract Act
  • Texas Payday Act
  • Title VII discrimination
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Walsh-Healy Act
  • WARN Act (plant closing law)

Administrative proceedings with the following:

  • Department of Labor
  • EEOC
  • State Work Force Commissions
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

Labor and Union Relations counsel for the following:

  • Arbitrations
  • Corporate campaigns
  • Collective bargaining
  • Legal actions against unions
  • Neutrality/card check agreements and campaigns
  • Organizing campaigns
  • Secondary boycotts
  • Strikes and strike injunctions
  • Unfair labor practice charges
Locations

Houston

9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1100
Houston, Texas 77046
Phone: 713.651.0111
Fax: 713.651.0220
Toll Free: 800.535.2701

Dallas

14755 Preston Road
Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75254
Phone: 972.788.1600
Fax: 972.702.0662

Austin

901 South Mopac Expressway
Bldg. 1, Ste. 500
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512.469.7987
Fax: 512.469.9408
Toll Free: 855.679.6763

 

San Antonio

1020 Northeast Loop 410, Ste. 800
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Phone: 210.224.7098
Fax: 210.212.5698
Toll Free: 800.862.5079

New Orleans

365 Canal Street, Ste. 800
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone: 504.299.3070
Fax: 504.299.3071
Toll Free: 888.435.8214

Cincinnati

PNC Center
201 E. 5th Street
Suite 1810
Cincinnati, OH 45202