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.