Employment

Bickerstaff attorneys represent employers in all areas of employment law, including developing fair and economical employment policies and procedures, training, counseling prior to employment actions, and handling claims through administrative procedures and litigation. Our skilled and seasoned employment lawyers offer one-stop shopping for both public and private employers in search of favorable outcomes that allow them to return to business of running their organizations. Our representation includes:

Personnel Policy Development and Review

Including developing personnel manuals and policies dealing with discrimination and harassment; the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and related leave issues; and email and computer use;

Personnel Training and Client Counseling

Including developing of sound hiring and termination practices; training regarding harassment and discrimination, and the FMLA and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); handling of ERISA, COBRA, Section 125 “cafeteria plan,” and other benefits issues; assisting with state and federal public information laws; and counseling on employment-based immigration needs;

Administrative Adjudication of Employment Claims

Including representing clients facing Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or Texas Workforce Commission actions and in mediation and settlement as appropriate;

Employment Litigation

Including representing employers in retaliation claims, FMLA suits, Texas Whistleblower Act litigation, Title VII and Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) suits, and ADA claims.