The attorneys in Kelly Hart & Hallman’s Labor and Employment Practice Group have nearly one hundred years of experience counseling and representing employers in almost every major industry with all aspects of labor and employment law. The firm defends private and public employers in all aspects of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower claims. The group offers services in such areas as:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Developing Employer Policies and Procedures
  • Drafting Executive Agreements
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Preventative Labor Relations and Union Elections
  • Union/Management Negotiations
  • Wage and Hour Compliance and Class Action Defense
  • Advice and Counseling
  • Conducting Workplace Investigations
  • Manager and Supervisor Training

The group also has extensive experience in issues relating to the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, American with Disabilities Act and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, as well as numerous other federal, state and local statutes and ordinances. These attorneys frequently represent employers in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission –Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (the government agency responsible for auditing compliance by federal contractors with their affirmative action obligations) and other federal, state and local agencies.