Labor and Employment

Our labor and employment lawyers 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.

Preventive maintenance is 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.

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)
Locations

Houston

9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1000
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

Terrace 2
2700 Via Fortuna, Suite 350
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
Phone: 513.830.0261
Fax: 513.672.0381