The employment relationship presents risks for companies of all sizes. Companies must comply with all pertinent laws and regulations at the state and federal levels, and they must carefully manage their workforces to avoid issues that have the potential to lead to costly, protracted, and publicized litigation.
At Hagan Noll & Boyle, we represent companies in disputes and litigation involving all manner of employment-related issues. We also represent executives and select employees in negotiations, mediation, and litigation with their current or former employers, including disputes related to severance packages and non-compete agreements. With offices in Houston, we represent clients throughout Texas and beyond, and we work closely with our clients to efficiently achieve favorable resolutions in all matters.
What We Do
Hagan Noll & Boyle handles a full range of employment practice areas including:
Americans with Disabilities Act
Companies subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must adopt and implement appropriate policies and procedures, and they must consistently enforce these policies and procedures to avoid allegations of disability-based discrimination in the workplace.
Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
Along with disability-based discrimination, other types of discrimination and harassment claims can also present substantial liability and reputational risks for employers. For example, our lawyers routinely practice in matters involving claims of discrimination based on color, race, age (40 or over), national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), religion, military status, and retaliation, as well as claims of sexual harassment and hostile work environment.
We help both employers and individuals navigate claims involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that are filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Texas Workforce Commission, as well and in state and federal courts.
Wage and Hour
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, and recordkeeping requirements. We handle litigation involving individual employees and groups of employees alleging all types of FLSA violations.
Along with the FLSA, various other state and federal laws impose requirements and prohibitions for employers in the area of employee compensation. We handle wage and hour matters, including equal pay violations, overtime pay disputes, and allegations of failure to pay statutory minimum wages.
Family and Medical Leave Act
Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), covered employers must provide job-protected leave to eligible employees who invoke the statute’s protections. We have significant experience handling FMLA litigation involving pregnancy, childcare, employee and family member illnesses, and other issues.
Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
Employees who file a claim for a work-related injury are protected from negative acts that could be perceived as retaliatory. Our firm represents both employers and employees for retaliation claims based on work-related injuries.
Whistleblowers and Retaliation
There are also various state and federal laws that protect employees who qualify as whistleblowers from retaliation. We represent both employers and employees in litigation involving allegations of retaliation against whistleblowers.
Compliance and HR
From drafting handbooks and arbitration agreements to discipline and termination, employers need to maintain compliance in all phases of the employment lifecycle. However, even seasoned human resources (HR) personnel can make mistakes, which can prove costly if companies do not know how to handle employment issues effectively.
When facing any employment-related dispute, it is imperative to make informed decisions based on an accurate understanding of the facts. This necessarily involves conducting an appropriate investigation. Accordingly, we conduct comprehensive investigations for companies facing employment-related claims, keeping our clients updated and providing actionable intelligence that they can use to guide their decision-making.
Schedule a Consultation with an Employment Lawyer at Hagan Noll & Boyle
If you would like to speak with a lawyer in our employment litigation practice, we invite you to get in touch. We will schedule an appointment as soon as possible at a time and location that are convenient for you. To get started, give us a call at 713-343-0478 or tell us how we can reach you online today.