Employment Law

Working to keep you out of trouble and off the witness stand.

Working to keep you out of trouble and off the witness stand.

The employer-employee relationship is among the most regulated in the country. Our Labor and Employment Law Practice Group provides:

  • Straightforward, common sense advice on navigating the complexities of employment laws
  • Prompt response to employee complaints
  • Quality, useful training in an accessible and entertaining format
  • Serious representation in the face of claims

We understand and appreciate the real-world business needs of our clients when helping them work through employment-related issues. If a matter ends up in court, we work closely with the Litigation Practice Group to ensure thorough and effective representation.

Our attorneys regularly represent clients before government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Commission on Human Rights, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational/Mining Safety and Health Administrations, the Texas Workforce Commission, arbitrators, local civil service commissions and state and federal courts.

Our employment law team assists public and private employers in all aspects of state and federal employment law, including:
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Wage and hour
  • Labor relations
  • Leave and disability
  • Whistleblower
  • Workers’ Comp retaliation
  • Employment and severance agreements
  • Hiring, discipline and termination
To ensure our clients’ successful compliance with employment laws, we:
  • Advise employers on hiring and performance management issues
  • Plan and assess business decisions affecting personnel
  • Understand public employers’ special compliance challenges
  • Audit human resources and practices for legal compliance
  • Review wage classification and pay policies and practices for wage and hour compliance
  • Draft and review personnel policies, forms, and employment contracts
  • Conduct internal investigations
  • Defend employers in audits, investigations, administrative proceedings, and litigation
  • Investigate and negotiate demands
  • Conduct training on employment law, workplace harassment, litigation avoidance, ethics, and best management practices
  • Prepare opinion letters and position statements
  • Negotiate at mediations and conciliation

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