Practice Information

Art primarily advises and represents employers, i.e., “the Man” (or Woman), as in the old saying “Stick it to the….”

In employment matters, as in most areas of life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. With that in mind, Art provides many types of services to clients to meet their needs, including the following:

Preventive and Problem­-Solving Counseling

  • Advice about Employee Problems, including Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment
  • Advice on Wage and Hour Questions
  • Seminars for Supervisors
  • Independent Contractor Questions

Advice and representation on matters involving such laws as

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Civil Rights Acts of 1866, 1964, and 1991, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA)
  • Texas Labor Code Chapters 21 (Employment Discrimination Claim) and 451 (Workers’ Comp Discrimination Claims)
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act
  • WARN (Plant Closing Law)
  • Texas Pay Day Law and Texas Unemployment Compensation Act
  • National Labor Relations Act Section 7

IMG_0909Review and Drafting of such things as

  • Documentation for Discipline
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Substance Abuse Policies
  • Employment Applications
  • Job Descriptions
  • Covenants not to Compete and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Separation Agreements

Representation before

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
  • Texas Workforce Commission’s Civil Rights Division and Labor Law Section
  • State and federal courts