102 North College, Suite 900, Tyler Texas 75702
Phone: 903-597-8311

Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment

Experience has taught us that most human resource problems faced by businesses can be avoided. As a result, our Labor and Employment lawyers emphasize preventive legal services when possible. We assist clients in developing personnel policies and practices that contribute to a sound human resource program that minimizes claims, avoids litigation and reduces long-term legal costs. We also routinely discuss day-to-day personnel questions and problems with our clients and, when requested, conduct supervisory training to insure adherence to policies and compliance with the legal requirements affecting the employment relationship.

WHowever, when claims cannot be avoided, we defend our clients in court, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies. Our lawyers have a great deal of experience defending employers and work diligently to bring about swift and economical resolutions that protect not only the client’s business, but its image and reputation.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Defending Employers in Federal and State Court
  • Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

(including preparation of policies and training of supervisors)

  • Consulting with Employers Prior to Personnel Actions
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Issues

(representation before EEOC and TCHR)

  • Employee Terminations and Separation Agreements
  • Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Policies and Handbooks
  • Training of Supervisors
  • Labor and Employment Arbitrations
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Union Elections
  • Overtime Issues and Department of Labor Complaints
  • OSHA Investigations and Industrial Accidents
  • Employment Practices Audit
  • Counseling and Advice
  • Employment Related Acts: Title VII, TCHRA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, OSHA, ERISA, FLSA, Equal Pay Act
  • Layoffs and Reductions in Force