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Employment Law.

Employers.

Running a business is not easy. Derrick Law provides preventative counseling, litigation defense, and solutions to common management challenges, including:

  • Non-compete, Confidentiality and Trade Secret, Severance, and other crucial employment-related agreements;
  • Wage and Hour consulting;
  • Company Policies, Employee Handbooks, and Procedures;
  • Real-time Legal Compliance Advice, HR consulting and training to help you attract the right talent, legally screen applicants, hire, retain, and better manage, reprimand, discipline, and terminate employees, conduct internal investigations;
  • Structuring Lay-offs, Workforce Reductions, Reorganizations, and Relocation;
  • Compliance with federal and state laws governing employment, labor, and independent contractor relationships;
  • Handling Leaves of Absence & Complex Challenges in the Workplace;
  • Changes to Laws & Enforcement Trends impacting company policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Obligations.
  • Developing Affirmative Action Plans that comply with Executive Orders and federal laws, including Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Compliance, HR Consulting, Defense.

  • Equal Pay Act
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Title VII and other anti-Discrimination & anti Retaliation laws
  • Older Workers Benefits Protection Act (OWBPA)
  • American Disability Act Amendments Act (ADAAA)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Pay Day Laws
  • Pregnancy & Lactation-Related Laws & Accommodations
  • Privacy
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN) Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Various other federal, state, and local laws

HR Support with:

  • Hiring & Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Background Checks
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor
  • Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees
  • Overtime & Minimum Wage
  • Leaves of Absence (Military, FMLA, ADAAA)
  • Administrative Hearings, Position Statements
  • Investigations
  • Discipline & Corrective Action
  • Performance Reviews
  • Payday Frequency
  • Employment Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Wages, Salaries, Deductions
  • Garnishments of Wages
  • Final Paychecks
  • Severance Agreements
  • Terminations, Discharge, Lay-offs
  • Affirmative Action Plans
  • Breaks & Meal Periods
  • Compensatory Time
  • On-Call Waiting Time
  • Injury Recordkeeping (OSHA)
  • Internships - Paid & Unpaid
  • Time Clocks
  • Social Media Policies

Defend Against Employee Claims.

Whether in an administrative, court, and alternative dispute resolution proceeding, we defend employers against individual and collective action employee claims and prepare position statements. We provide effective and strategic legal defense of employers against numerous claims including, but not limited to, those involving:

  • Race, gender, religious, & other Title VII discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Age discrimination claims
  • Disability and ADAAA discrimination claims
  • Family and medical leave (FMLA) claims
  • FLSA, including Wage and Hour overtime and minimum wage actions
  • Defamation claims
  • Wrongful discharge claims
  • Workers' compensation retaliation
  • Texas Commission on Human Rights Act claims
  • Texas Workers’ Compensation Act,
  • WARN Act,
  • OWBPA,
  • The whistleblower provision of the Texas Health & Safety Code.