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Haynes and Boone Obtains Summary Judgment Victory for Berryhill Hot Tamales

HOUSTON - The Haynes and Boone, LLP team of Houston Partners Matthew Deffebach and Yasser Madriz, Houston Associates Meghaan McElroy and Caroline Dwairy, and Dallas Associate Lindsay Murchison have scored a summary judgment victory for Berryhill Hot Tamales Corporation (BHT), the franchisor of Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina restaurants. >>



Recent Publications

NLRB Roundup: A Year in Review, and a Look Ahead

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) began 2013 as it began 2012, facing questions regarding whether a quorum of its members had been constitutionally appointed. >>



Lindsay Murchison

Associate

Dallas


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Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2011, Dean's List; Vanderbilt Law Review; Chancellor's Law Scholar; Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award in Law of Work
  • B.A., Economics, University of Arkansas, 2008, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Minors in General Business and Legal Studies; Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student in Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Lindsay Murchison

Lindsay Murchison is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. She has experience in a variety of labor and employment matters, including:

  • Providing advice and counsel to employers concerning both traditional labor and employment issues, including handling terminations, minimizing risks of litigation, and establishing lawful employment policies.
  • Assisting in the defense of clients against claims involving the FLSA and state wage and hour laws, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and sexual harassment, as well as breach of contract and employment-related torts, including grievance arbitration in union settings.
  • Drafting severance and release agreements, employment agreements, employee handbooks and workplace policies and procedures.
  • Advising clients on wage and hour compliance issues regarding compensable time, employee exemptions, and other compensation issues.

Selected Representative Experience


Sale of Interests Held by Rise Energy Partners, LP
Advised Rise Energy Partners, LP in connection with its sale of interests in various oil and gas producing properties offshore southern California to Memorial Production Partners LP for a purchase price of approximately $271 million.

“Single Employer” Title VII Issue in Franchisor-Franchisee case for Berryhill Hot Tamales
In a matter regarding when a franchisor can be potentially held liable for the acts of one of its independent franchisees, our team obtained summary judgment for a restaurant franchisor, Berryhill Hot Tamales. Our client’s independent franchisee was alleged to have violated Title VII regarding allegations of sexual harassment. The plaintiffs sought to create liability for the franchisor by arguing that it was a joint employer or “single enterprise” along with the franchisee.

Online Publications

02/18/2013 - NLRB Roundup: A Year in Review, and a Look Ahead
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) began 2013 as it began 2012, facing questions regarding whether a quorum of its members had been constitutionally appointed.

03/07/2012 - Update: Court Upholds NLRB Adoption of Notice Posting Rule But Limits Sanctions
On March 2, 2012, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s authority to adopt a proposed regulation requiring employers to post a notice informing employees of their federal labor law rights.