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
  • Immigration
  • 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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Bloomberg BNA

Matt Deffebach in Bloomberg BNA: Critics Challenge OSHA Safety Incentive Rule for Vagueness

OSHA's new rule for workplace safety incentive programs is raising questions from attorneys looking at how the agency will enforce the requirements. The rule attempts to regulate incentive programs by for the first time allowing OSHA to cite employers whenever it concludes a program discouraged workers from telling supervisors about on-the-job injuries and illnesses.

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OSHA Quarterly Newsletter, May 2016

In this edition of the Haynes and Boone Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Newsletter, read about the Silica final rule, highlights from the 2016 Midwinter Meeting of the American Bar Association OSHA Committee, new guidance for OSHA hazardous communication standard, updates to the OSHA Whistleblower Investigations Manual, and more.

Felicity Fowler

Felicity Fowler in the Houston Business Journal: "We Might See Some Layoffs"

The Department of Labor’s sweeping change to overtime regulation is causing employers to pause and reevaluate their balance sheets, experts say...

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