Labor & Employment

OVERVIEW

Strasburger employment lawyers understand the vast legal challenges of the work environment.  From hiring, pay, non-competition, immigration, equal treatment challenges, governmental agency visits, and ending the employment relationship – our team can help.

Beyond the legal advice, we focus on immersing ourselves in understanding your business and pursuing your goals.  Our employment team collaborates closely with each client to anticipate needs, prevent problems, and provide outstanding service.  Below are a few of the key practice areas within our expertise.

PAY CLAIMS

Employers are frequently accused of making pay errors.  This can be a Department of Labor audit, an employee claim, or a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action.  Our team has thoughtfully solved numerous pay conundrums.

Our audit advice and training have prevented many serious claims.  We have successfully helped clients resolve issues with the Department of Labor, the Texas Workforce Commission and with other states’ agencies.  We have also helped multiple clients navigate collective actions.

NON-COMPETE/NON-SOLICIATION/NON-DISCLOSURE & PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 

We help Employers protect their people and their confidential information.  Whether it is the preparation of the right agreement, or enforcement through injunctive relief, we are immediately available as these matters require urgent attention.

IMMIGRATION

Our immigration team is unparalleled for knowledge and responsiveness.  When a company needs proper visas and immigration documents or are concerned about it’s I-9s, we have answers.  With enhanced scrutiny in this area Employers  need good, thoughtful advice to protect their business.

FAIR TREATMENT DEFENSE 

Employers get accused of discrimination for sex, race, national origin, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, genetic predisposition, veteran status, unequal pay and the list continues to expand.  Our team has handled every type of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claim.  We will work within your corporate environment to achieve your goal whether that is early resolution or full jury trial or arbitration.

AGENCY NAVIGATION

Whether your company is facing an inquiry from the EEOC, NLRB, ICE, OSHA, DOL or the OFCCP, our team has handled complex issues and we can help when the government calls or knocks on your door.  We can also proactively help prevent issues by helping you implement and update appropriate policies and procedures.

HELP & ADVICE – ANY TIME

We are available to our clients anytime because we understand that work never stops.  A situation could become violent, a person could appear at work intoxicated, the government could appear for an audit, or you could need a Temporary Restraining Order for the protection of Company confidential information.  We also offer workplace training for your managers and employees.

QUARTERLY BREAKFAST SERIES

Every quarter we host a free breakfast on an interesting topic.  A few examples:

  • The Four Horsemen of the Employment Industry
  • President Trump: Does the New Administration Build a Wall or Bridge for Employers?
  • Topics Sure to Curl Any HR Elf’s Toes
  • Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements A Practical Guide to Protecting Confidential Information

EXPERIENCE

Representative matters handled by Strasburger’s labor and employment attorneys include the following:

  • Defense jury verdict on behalf of international telecommunications company arising from sexual harassment claim.
  • Defense judgment on behalf of a national hospital company in jury trial involving claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
  • Defense judgment on the affirmative defense of failure to mitigate in an age discrimination case brought by a terminated warehouse supervisor.
  • Defense jury verdict on behalf of a community college district arising from sexual harassment and national origin claims brought by two former employees of the campus security department.
  • Defense judgment in “bet the company” test case brought by the Department of Labor contesting independent contractor status of couriers.
  • Summary judgment for a health care company employer in case alleging retaliation for filing worker’s compensation claim.
  • Dismissal of class action involving approximately 60,000 employees of a national hospital company.
  • Summary judgment in a three plaintiff race discrimination case brought by a former center director for a national childcare company.
  • Summary judgment in a sexual harassment case brought by the E.E.O.C. on behalf of several employees against their supervising doctor and employer.

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Written by Stephanie C. Gaston on November 3, 2017

As seen in FleetOwner. In June of 2017, the USA Today newspaper released “Rigged,” an investigative report highlighting abuses of leased owner-operator drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The sensational news story claimed that the trucking industry is rife with labor violations and that drivers are forced into a life of indentured servitude. Read More…


ALERT: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions

Written by Sujata Ajmera on October 4, 2017

On October 3, 2017, USCIS announced that it would begin accepting Premium Processing Requests for H-1B petitions in every filing category.  The program was temporarily suspended in April 2017 for H-1B filings, causing disruption to businesses that frequently rely on the expedite option to accommodate employee travel and maintenance of status. The H-1B Premium Processing Read More…


When Disaster Strikes: Picking Up The Pieces

Written by Tolu Babade on September 25, 2017

The last few weeks have been a struggle for many Americans dealing with natural disasters. As employers and businesses attempt to make sense of losses and get back to business, below are some suggestions that may help during the recovery process. EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS Termination When making decisions regarding employees, note that Texas employees have certain Read More…


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program Rescinded

Written by Sujata Ajmera on September 5, 2017

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced its decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. The program was implemented through Executive Order by President Obama in 2012 and allowed certain unlawfully present individuals who entered the United States as minors to receive deferred deportation and Read More…


Employers Face New Normal

Written by Strasburger & Price, LLP on September 5, 2017

Strasburger & Price presents Snap(chat), Crackle & Pop: Social Media in the Workplace, a series of live events covering critical social media issues, such as privacy, productivity and security, that businesses must address. Delivered by the firm’s Labor and Employment legal team, the program provides information for employers, HR professionals and corporate counsel who appreciate Read More…


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Strasburger employment lawyers understand the vast legal challenges of the work environment.  From hiring, pay, non-competition, immigration, equal treatment challenges, governmental agency visits, and ending the employment relationship – our team can help.

Beyond the legal advice, we focus on immersing ourselves in understanding your business and pursuing your goals.  Our employment team collaborates closely with each client to anticipate needs, prevent problems, and provide outstanding service.  Below are a few of the key practice areas within our expertise.

PAY CLAIMS

Employers are frequently accused of making pay errors.  This can be a Department of Labor audit, an employee claim, or a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action.  Our team has thoughtfully solved numerous pay conundrums.

Our audit advice and training have prevented many serious claims.  We have successfully helped clients resolve issues with the Department of Labor, the Texas Workforce Commission and with other states’ agencies.  We have also helped multiple clients navigate collective actions.

NON-COMPETE/NON-SOLICIATION/NON-DISCLOSURE & PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 

We help Employers protect their people and their confidential information.  Whether it is the preparation of the right agreement, or enforcement through injunctive relief, we are immediately available as these matters require urgent attention.

IMMIGRATION

Our immigration team is unparalleled for knowledge and responsiveness.  When a company needs proper visas and immigration documents or are concerned about it’s I-9s, we have answers.  With enhanced scrutiny in this area Employers  need good, thoughtful advice to protect their business.

FAIR TREATMENT DEFENSE 

Employers get accused of discrimination for sex, race, national origin, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, genetic predisposition, veteran status, unequal pay and the list continues to expand.  Our team has handled every type of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claim.  We will work within your corporate environment to achieve your goal whether that is early resolution or full jury trial or arbitration.

AGENCY NAVIGATION

Whether your company is facing an inquiry from the EEOC, NLRB, ICE, OSHA, DOL or the OFCCP, our team has handled complex issues and we can help when the government calls or knocks on your door.  We can also proactively help prevent issues by helping you implement and update appropriate policies and procedures.

HELP & ADVICE – ANY TIME

We are available to our clients anytime because we understand that work never stops.  A situation could become violent, a person could appear at work intoxicated, the government could appear for an audit, or you could need a Temporary Restraining Order for the protection of Company confidential information.  We also offer workplace training for your managers and employees.

QUARTERLY BREAKFAST SERIES

Every quarter we host a free breakfast on an interesting topic.  A few examples:

  • The Four Horsemen of the Employment Industry
  • President Trump: Does the New Administration Build a Wall or Bridge for Employers?
  • Topics Sure to Curl Any HR Elf’s Toes
  • Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements A Practical Guide to Protecting Confidential Information

EXPERIENCE

Representative matters handled by Strasburger’s labor and employment attorneys include the following:

  • Defense jury verdict on behalf of international telecommunications company arising from sexual harassment claim.
  • Defense judgment on behalf of a national hospital company in jury trial involving claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
  • Defense judgment on the affirmative defense of failure to mitigate in an age discrimination case brought by a terminated warehouse supervisor.
  • Defense jury verdict on behalf of a community college district arising from sexual harassment and national origin claims brought by two former employees of the campus security department.
  • Defense judgment in “bet the company” test case brought by the Department of Labor contesting independent contractor status of couriers.
  • Summary judgment for a health care company employer in case alleging retaliation for filing worker’s compensation claim.
  • Dismissal of class action involving approximately 60,000 employees of a national hospital company.
  • Summary judgment in a three plaintiff race discrimination case brought by a former center director for a national childcare company.
  • Summary judgment in a sexual harassment case brought by the E.E.O.C. on behalf of several employees against their supervising doctor and employer.
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