Employment and Labor


Our labor and employment lawyers work diligently to prevent workplace issues from becoming workplace claims. We provide proactive solutions for the many problems employers confront, and we react quickly if and when employment issues confront our clients. When a client must litigate work-related lawsuits or administrative claims, our team is well-experienced and ready to facilitate internal investigation of the legal issues, formulate a strategy to proceed, and to aggressively fight for the best possible result. We have demonstrated success handling alleged claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, violations of the FMLA, and FLSA (e.g., overtime claims), and other employment-related claims. Our experienced, smart lawyers achieve positive results that respect and further our clients’ overall business objectives.

We often assist clients through DOL investigations of wage and hour practices and routinely represent clients before the EEOC. We also provide counsel to and work with clients on complex disability and reasonable accommodation issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

We help clients with issues related to allegations of taking of trade secrets and the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.  We have vast experience in handling claims for injunctions in these matters.
Our attorneys frequently present and write on employment law issues.


Jury verdict in Harris County, Texas in favor of client -- a large oil and gas company -- against business broker seeking fee.

Jury verdict in Harris County, Texas in favor of chemical company on age discrimination claim.

Jury verdict in Billings, Montana in favor of client on wrongful termination claim.

Directed verdict in Jackson, Mississippi in favor of client on wrongful termination claim.

Jury verdict in U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida in favor of client construction company on claim of race discrimination and retaliatory discharge.

Jury verdict affirmed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals against third-party administrator that mishandled COBRA coverage benefits for corporate client.

Summary judgment in Harris County, Texas of $722,938.64 in favor of firm’s client for breach of an executive employment agreement.

Helped establish new law under WARN Act in favor of client company.

Helped Texas based large staffing company obtain indemnification from third-party in FLSA overtime suit.

Numerous favorable EEOC and related state-agency findings on complex claims of alleged employer discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA violation, and other employment-related claims across the United States.


Mark J. Levine
Frank Sommerville