We provide aggressive and cost-effective defense against employment-related claims in both state and federal courts.  We regularly represent clients in investigations and litigation over employment, non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, severance agreements, and theft of trade secrets, including the time-sensitive injunctions and restraining orders that often are important parts of these disputes. We defend the interests of employers on either side of a controversy — seeking enjoining former employees from doing harm or freeing new employees from unreasonable restraint.

We also represent 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.

Our experienced team regularly counsels clients on risk prevention and assist clients with compliance issues relating to employment law and prevention of claims including counseling clients regarding hiring and terminating employees, leaves of absence, layoffs, unemployment compensation, employment handbooks and policies, and conducting employee and management training.  Our experienced team reviews and revises existing policies and procedures or helps to create a new employee handbook from scratch.  Then we help our clients manage and effectively implement the policies, ensuring that they become part of the routine business practices.  We frequently draft employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and anti-competition-hiring-solicitation agreements for our clients.

We advise clients on wage and hour matters involving employee classification, paycheck requirements, bonus calculations, vacation pay, uniforms and dress codes, and timekeeping.

We also counsel clients and litigate issues related to the following:

We also frequently represent companies and executives in connection with employment, consulting and severance agreements. Our lawyers design change of control agreements, deferred compensation plans, incentive compensation plans, supplemental executive retirement plans, and excess benefit plans.

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