Employment Litigation

The complexities of employment law and the regulatory environment, often coupled with operational and emotional considerations, make employment matters among the most difficult forms of litigation for companies and individuals to manage. We offer a unique depth of experience in representing executives, employees and corporations in a wide range of employment claims, and unfair competition and covenant not-to-compete claims.

Because we have tried these cases on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs, and for both companies and individuals, this perspective enables us to better anticipate the opposition’s moves and gain the upper hand in negotiations, formal mediations and in the courtroom. We also regularly advise corporations, educational institutions and individual executives in recognizing and avoiding the potential for employment litigation.

Our experience includes:

  • Employment discrimination litigation, both on an individual and class basis
  • Family Medical Leave Act litigation
  • Collective and class action wage and hour claims based on the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws throughout the country
  • Defamation, whistleblower and retaliation claims, including workers’ compensation retaliation claims
  • Sarbanes-Oxley investigations and litigation
  • Litigation based on breach of employment agreements, including stock option agreements and other types of incentive plans, as well as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Representation before federal and state administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, and the Texas Workforce Commission
  • Negotiating on behalf of companies and individuals executive employment agreements, compensation plans, independent contractor agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and separation agreements
  • Counseling and advising clients on internal employment policies and procedures, leave issues, employment law compliance, wage and hour compliance and handling of internal  employment-related disputes and issues in an effort to minimize or avoid litigation.