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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OSHA Quarterly Newsletter, August 2016

This edition of the Haynes and Boone Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Newsletter discusses OSHA's new pilot program for whistleblower violators in Region VII, the reporting provisions of OSHA’s new recordkeeping rule, OSHA's new guidance on good engineering practices, the new policy of criminal liability for employees, and more.


Labor and Employment

Haynes and Boone Wins Appeal of NLRB Charge for ISS Facility Services

Haynes and Boone Wins Appeal of NLRB Charge for ISS Facility Services

A team of Haynes and Boone labor and employment lawyers has obtained a significant 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals victory for client ISS Facility Services in an appeal of a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unfair labor practice charge.

Defend Trade Secrets Act

Labor and Employment | Haynes and Boone, LLP

Employers Take Notice: Practical Implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) into law, providing employers with a private federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation claims. Recognizing that trade secrets “make up an increasingly important part of American companies’ intellectual property portfolios,” Congress enacted the DTSA to bring trade secret protections in line with those afforded to other forms of intellectual property such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

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