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
  • 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.

HR Magazine

Deffebach in HR Magazine on 2018 Workplace Legal Trends

HR Magazine quoted Haynes and Boone Partner Matthew Deffebach, head of the Labor and Employment Practice Group, in a look at expected developments in employment law for 2018.


OSHA newsletter

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.

Law 360

Habinsky in Law360: Keep Workplace Dating Rules Clear, Train Employees

On February 21, 2018, the SEC issued interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures concerning cybersecurity risks and incidents. Without creating new disclosure requirements, this guidance reinforces and expands upon the previous guidance released by the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance in 2011, which clarified how companies should consider cybersecurity matters within existing disclosure requirements.

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