Employment Litigation Attorney in Texas

Advising, Counseling, & Representing Employers

Navigating the pitfalls of labor and employment law can be challenging for even the most experienced employers, let alone individual business owners, entrepreneurs, and new government contractors. Questions such as the following worry employers and distract business owners from conducting daily operations: Are my assistant store managers properly classified under the administrative exemption? Is the corporate social media policy valid under the recent National Labor Relation Board decisions? Am I improperly withholding money from my employees' paychecks? Am I at risk for a discrimination lawsuit if I terminate an employee who is over the age of 40, but is late every day and performs his job duties poorly? What does it mean when the Texas Workforce Commission wants to audit my independent sales staff?

And even if employers are doing everything right, troublesome individual lawsuits alleging discrimination and wrongful termination, class actions alleging wage and hour violations, and audits by various state and federal governmental agencies can still wreak havoc on a business and subject employers to time-consuming negotiations and costly litigation that siphon resources away from the company's core business.

Hicks Thomas Can Help

  • Help employers understand and comply with all areas of federal and state labor and employment law
  • Help employers in negotiations with state and federal auditing and investigatory agencies
  • Help employers litigate, arbitrate, and mediate employment lawsuits in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies

Customized Legal Strategies for Every Client

The quickest and most efficient way to resolve any employment litigation matter is different for every company. There simply is no cookie-cutter approach to employment litigation matters. With this understanding, our Texas employment litigation attorneys collaborate with our clients to identify the legal strategy to best complement their specific industries and needs.

Labor and Employment Experience Includes

  • Breach of contract
  • Class actions
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Retaliation
  • OSHA Investigations
  • Trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Union litigation and arbitration
  • Wage, hour, and overtime pay
  • Workplace violence and safety
  • Employee counseling
  • Audits by governmental agencies
  • Workers' compensation
  • Defense Base Act/Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
  • Defamation
  • Negligent hiring