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Labor & Employment
Rapp & Krock Labor/Employment

Our Labor & Employment attorneys provide guidance, advice and representation in a wide range of employment matters. We provide advice to employers regarding employment and independent contractor agreements, including non-compete and other restrictive covenants; employment handbooks, policies and practices; drug and alcohol testing policies; compliance with discrimination laws; wage and hour law compliance; and other personnel matters. We regularly review and prepare policies, procedures and documentation concerning hiring, job classifications, Wage and Hour, telephone and computer monitoring, discrimination and harassment, maintaining and protecting trade secrets, confidentiality obligations, conflicts of interest, privacy rights, codes of conduct, employment and independent contractor agreements.

Employment Litigation

We represent employers and, in some instances, employees in state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, arbitration, and administrative tribunals. Our lawyers advise clients on compliance with state and federal employment laws as well as investigations of alleged violations of those laws. We draft employment-related agreements and advise clients on employment issues. Our attorneys have substantial experience in litigating injunctive relief issues arising in cases involving non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and disclosing or using confidential information.

Our services include counsel & representation in:

  • Discrimination and Retaliation Claims under Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act  and Texas Commission on Human Rights Act
  • Claims under the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Compliance
  • Workers’ Compensation Issues and Retaliation Claims
  • Violations of Non-compete, Non-solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employee Handbooks, Policies & Practices
  • Employment Compensation & Employee Leave
  • Independent Contractor Agreements and Issues
  • Unfair Competition & Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • WARN Act Obligations and Claims
  • Wrongful Discharge Claims Under Texas Law
  • EEOC Compliance, Complaints, and Hearings
  • Preparation of employment contracts, severance agreements and other employment related agreements
  • Unemployment claims before Texas Workforce Commission
  • Other state and federal employment laws