Employment

We are experienced in helping public and private companies, nonprofits, and international corporations avoid and solve legal workplace problems. We help employers with the management of risk in the workplace, the avoidance of lawsuits, and the development of personnel policies. Our work also includes hiring/discharge advise, benefits, wage and hour compliance, employment-related litigation, and other labor and employment related issues that might confront a business.

We represent employers of all sizes in a range of industries, including technology, health care, hospitality, real estate, construction, insurance, education, retail, professional services, and financial institutions. We work hand-in-hand with our litigation and corporation groups to achieve results for employers of all sizes in a wide range of cases.

Experience

Our employment team has a deep knowledge and understanding in the importance of conducting internal investigations and counseling on the front end of issues to help your business avoid costly litigation. We help employers by reducing wage and hour liability, presenting hiring and termination best practices, advising on independent contractor classifications, and avoiding labor code violations. However, when litigation is inevitable, our team is skilled in resolving disputes in an efficient and effective manner.

Practice Capabilities

We can handle any size matter – from a Fair Labor Standards Act class action to a single employee Title VII lawsuit. Our partners have tried cases of all sizes and successfully won dispositive motions in state and federal court. We have significant experience in defending and investigating claims of sexual harassment, and defending Equal Employment Opportunity litigation, and in representing businesses in non-competition litigation, breach of contract, and trade secret litigation. Our team has practices both locally in Texas and nationwide and can represent employers from coast to coast with any issues that might arise.

In addition to our employer side work, we regularly represent executives and other high-level individuals in the negotiation of separation and employment agreements.