Clients benefit from vigorous advocacy
In today's environment, even the best-prepared employer may face an employment-related claim or lawsuit. If that occurs, our lawyers are fully prepared to defend your rights.
We have extensive experience representing employers in investigations and administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the EEOC, the Texas Commission on Human Rights and the Texas Workforce Commission. We also provide tough and aggressive, but cost-effective defense against employment-related claims in state and federal courts throughout Texas. We help you protect your competitive position by representing you in litigation over employment, non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, theft of trade secrets and severance agreements.
Our lawyers are skilled at handling the time-sensitive injunctions and restraining orders that often are important parts of these disputes, and have defended the interests of employers on either side of the controversy—seeking to enjoin former employees from doing harm, or to free new employees from unreasonable restraint.
Types of employment issues for counseling and litigation
- Employment discrimination
- Retaliation and wrongful discharge
- Title VII, ADA and FMLA compliance
- Severance arrangements and employment contracts
- Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
- Plant closings and mass layoffs
- Wage and hour issues
- Workplace privacy (including drug, alcohol and disease testing)
Representative examples of the solutions we provide:
- Serving as investigative counsel for numerous employers of various sizes in formal and informal discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints.
- Representing public and privately owned companies in administrative overtime and back pay proceedings.
- Defending companies and individual management employees against charges of sexual harassment and discrimination.
- Advising companies on the implementation and application of a drug enforcement program, including subsequent union arbitration and state court litigation.