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
  • 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.


Year in Review

Employment-based Immigration: Year in Review and Forecast

Employment-based Immigration: 2015 Year in Review and 2016 Forecast

Immigration, particularly employment-based immigration, was a hot topic in the lead up to 2016’s election-year fervor. This 2015 Year in Review and 2016 Forecast highlights several key developments, including the recent legislation around the H-1B cap; the extension of the Immigrant Investor (EB-5) pilot program; clarification from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on their definition of “same or similar” jobs for foreign nationals; and more.

Upcoming Event


Unveiling the Changes to Federal Overtime Exemption Rules

Haynes and Boone lawyer Meghaan Madriz will be speaking at a webinar entitled, "Unveiling the Changes to Federal Overtime Exemption Rules," presented by The Knowledge Group on May 25, 2016. Topics include employee and overtime exemptions, wage and overtime calculations, DOL enforcement action updates, compliance and best practices, current trends, and more.


OSHA newsletter

OSHA Quarterly Newsletter, February 2016

In this edition of the Haynes and Boone Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Newsletter, read about OSHA's 2015 top 10 most cited workplace safety violations; a new enforcement weighting system that incentivizes inspections focused on hazardous workplace issues; OSHA's final rule on occupational exposure to crystalline silica; OSHA's assessment of $332,000 in sanctions and the rehire of a terminated employee in a wrongful termination action; and more.

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