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Employment Law

You have to cope with a frustrating array of state, federal and local employment laws and regulations, and sometimes it’s enough to make you feel dizzy. When you hire FBFK, you’re getting attorneys who will do more than manage the red tape.

We’ll guard your secrets and your success by:

  • Creating enforceable noncompete and nondisclosure agreements
  • Identifying methods for protecting your confidential information and trade secrets
  • Creating a custom report outlining how your organization can reduce litigation exposure

We will also defend you in actions involving:

  • Discrimination and retaliation under the Civil Rights Act and Title VII
  • ADA – The Americans With Disabilities Act
  • ADEA – The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • ERISA – Employment Retirement Income Securities Act
  • FCRA – The Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • FLSA – The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • FMLA – The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • WARN – The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • The Texas Labor Code
  • Workers’ compensation plans and nonsubscriber compliance

Our Employment Law Team

Representative Employment Law Matters

  • Created employment handbooks and specific policies for various employment situations, including COVID quarantines and vaccinations, remote work
  • Successfully responded to employees’ claims of discrimination or harassment in proceedings before the TWC and EEOC.
  • Advised clients and represented them in TWC unemployment claim hearings and directed strategies in other jurisdictions
  • Advised clients on employment terminations and unemployment insurance claims.
  • Defended and successfully resolved claims of wage and hour inaccuracies
  • Advised on labor and employment issues, and litigation issues, for due diligence on purchase and sale/merger transactions
  • Lead internal investigations into employee misconduct
  • Advised clients on employment terminations, non-competes, confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and non-circumvention agreements

  • Representing a software development company in a suit against a former employee and her new employer for violation of a non-compete agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets. Mr. Holt secured an agreed permanent injunction favorable to his client after a one-day evidentiary hearing.
  • Obtaining an agreed permanent injunction in favor of pipeline services company against former employee prohibiting violations of non-competition agreement.
  • Representing a company with claims against a former employee that was disparaging and interfering with the business of the client. Mr. Holt obtained an agreed permanent injunction against the former employee and his current employer prohibiting further disparagement or interference by them.
  • Obtaining an agreed permanent injunction in favor of an e-commerce company against former employees and their new company prohibiting violations of their employment agreements and the misappropriation of the client’s trade secrets.

News & Events

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Executives at Risk…WhatsApp with That?

Stephen Toland highlights the U.S. Department of Justice’s prioritization of corporate criminal enforcement and its guidelines regarding employee personal conversations on encrypted chat applications like WhatsApp.

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Is Your Company Ready if Non-Competes are Barred?

Is Your Company Ready if Non-Competes are Barred?

In response to a recent Federal Trade Commission ruling that, if passed, would ban employers from imposing non-competes on their workers, FBFK Shareholder and IP Attorney Kelly Kubasta sat down with Dallas Business Journal Publisher Ollie Chandok to discuss the implications for business leaders.

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Building & Leveraging an Enterprise-wide IP Portfolio

Building & Leveraging an Enterprise-wide IP Portfolio

Robert Lord Shares Insights via Houston Business Journal: Building & Leveraging an Enterprise-wide IP PortfolioIn a recent interview with Houston Business Journal Publisher Bob Charlet, FBFK Shareholder and IP Attorney Robert Lord offers an experienced take on the...

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