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Texas Labor & Employment Lawyer.
Texas Employment Lawyer.
Labor & Employment Policies and Procedures
Properly drafted and executed policies and procedures are the employer’s first line of defense against claims of discrimination, improper treatment, or wrongful discharge. The Texas laborlawyers of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group work with clients to develop personnel policies—including, most importantly, the company’s Employee Handbook—to help them address the tangled web of state and federal workplace regulations, including leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), pay practices, paid time off and vacation, overtime, non-discrimination and harassment, substance abuse and testing, attendance, and discipline. They also provide training to clients’ supervisory personnel to help clients properly implement these policies.
Discrimination Claims; Wrongful Discharge and Retaliation
The firm’s labor and employment lawyers regularly represent clients before state and federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as in court and arbitration proceedings.
Texas Employment Attorney.
Overtime, Wage and Hour Claims
The Labor and Employment Group represents employers in litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage laws. We also work with clients proactively, reviewing pay practices and other employment policies to help employers remain in compliance with wage and hour laws.
Texas Labor Lawyer.
Union Organizing/Disputes in Texas
The firm’s Texaslabor and employment attorneys represent employers in negotiations involving unions and union-related activities. They also represent employers in unfair practice claims before the National Labor Relations Board.
Texas Labor & Employment Attorney.
OSHA Safety Violations
The firm regularly helps clients in investigating safety issues and responding to investigations and interviews by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as in contesting OSHA citations through the administrative hearing process.
Texas Employment Litigation Attorney.
Draft Employment Contracts; Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
Non-Competition Agreements and Enforcement
Our Texasemployment lawyers work with clients to develop employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and non-competition agreements. We also help our clients enforce these agreements, including obtaining restraining orders and injunctions and suing for damages they incur when these agreements are breached.
Texas Employment Arbitration Attorney
Texas employment arbitration agreements and HR policies, properly drafted, can help clients resolve disputes with employees without going through the often costly and lengthy judicial process. Our Texasemployment lawyers are experienced in preparing labor and employment arbitration agreements, employee manuals and HR hiring policies, and have been consistently successful in getting courts to dismiss employee lawsuits and requiring them to be arbitrated instead.