Labor and Employment

High-stakes labor and employment matters require lawyers that know how you work.

At Haynes and Boone, our lawyers handle complex labor and employment matters facing management teams across the country. We are uniquely attuned to our clients’ business issues, understanding the ever-present need to balance legal options against company strategy.

The lawyers in our full-service Labor and Employment Practice Group are equally adept in the boardroom and the courtroom. We routinely counsel and train executives and managers on significant labor and employment issues, and clients rely on the experienced litigators in our Labor and Employment Practice Group to achieve successful results. Chambers USA has recognized our lawyers as “[g]ood strategists,” noting that “[t]hey are consistently spot on.”

We address the issues that most concern executives and in-house counsel, including:

  • Wage and hour
  • Labor/management relations
  • Unfair competition/trade secrets
  • Advanced leave issues
  • OSHA/workplace disasters
  • ERISA
  • Executive compensation
  • Discrimination and harassment claims
  • Whistleblowers/retaliation

We represent both domestic and international businesses, spanning a variety of industries, including energy, aviation, retail, healthcare, finance, manufacturing and construction. Haynes and Boone’s national footprint means our skilled team handles matters across the country, including California, where cutting-edge labor and employment issues often emerge first. We also have experience in cross-border matters and international arbitrations. Our clients benefit from the efficiency of our group’s highly trained associates and our ability to draw upon the deep resources of other practices at Haynes and Boone, when necessary.

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OSHA Quarterly Newsletter, June 2017

This edition of the Haynes and Boone Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Newsletter discusses OSHA's new Injury Tracking Application, the Hensel Phelps decision, the Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard, and James Sullivan's confirmation to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Luis Campos

Campos in HR Magazine Series on DACA

HR Magazine quoted Haynes and Boone Counsel Luis Campos in a three-part series of articles examining the administration’s decision to end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

OSHA

Labor and Employment | Haynes and Boone, LLP

Silica: Rule Enforced for Construction but 30-Day “Good Faith” Grace Period; Oral Arguments Heard on Challenge

OSHA began enforcing the Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard, 29 CFR § 1926, on September 23, 2017.1 Shortly before the enforcement date, Thomas Galassi, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, issued a memo announcing, “[d]uring the first 30 days of enforcement, OSHA will carefully evaluate good faith efforts taken by employers in their attempts to meet the new construction silica standard.”2 During this time, OSHA will set out to assist employers with complying with the new standard per the memo.  Galassi cautions, however, that if an employer is “not making any efforts to comply, [that employer] may also be considered for citation.”

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