Employment Law

EFFECTIVE LITIGATION AND COUNSELING

Our greatest reward is seeing our employment services drive your company’s growth, whether through forward-thinking counseling and documentation or helping you fight back against potentially destructive litigation.

Litigation. We represent employers in state and federal court, as well as in front of the Texas Workforce Commission, DOL, and the EEOC. We want our clients to be focused on the marketplace, not the courtroom. We help our clients quickly resolve disputes while minimizing business interruption. We work closely with management and human resources to develop and execute a decisive and thoughtful litigation strategy. Our cases involve:

  • Title VII discrimination and harassment claims
  • Employment contract and compensation disputes
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour and Fair Labor Standards Act claims
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation
  • Confidentiality and trade secret claims
  • Whistleblower, invasion of privacy and defamation claims.

Employer Counseling and Training. We also help our clients avoid litigation by actively counseling when an issue arises, managing crisis moments, and training employers to spot and prevent issues. Carefully handling separations is not only a sound litigation strategy, but it is also crucial to your business culture. We take pride in carefully drafting employment contracts, policies, and compensation plans. We have a deep understanding of arbitration and mediation provisions and how to best utilize their strengths.

As a full service firm, we provide counsel on a variety of topics for the businesses we represent, including:

  • Affirmative Action
  • Anti-harassment education and training
  • EEO compliance
  • Hiring and employee background issues
  • Employee discipline and termination
  • Executive employment agreements
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Mandatory arbitration policies
  • Non-competition, trade secret and related matters
  • OSHA investigations and complaints
  • Privacy, the internet and off-duty conduct
  • Reductions in force
  • Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Substance abuse and drug testing
  • Union-management issues
  • Voluntary retirement programs
  • Whistleblower issues
  • Wage and hour practices
  • Workplace violence.