Labor/Employment

Employers of all sizes and in all industries today face challenges in Texas and across the nation.

The attorneys within Cantey Hanger’s employment and labor law practice work hand-inhand with clients to address the complex legal relationship between an employer and its employees.

Our attorneys draw from a remarkable depth of experience to proactively help clients avoid problems in the employment arena, and to effectively arbitrate, settle or litigate issues that do arise. In fact, some of Cantey Hanger’s attorneys have spent their entire careers focusing almost exclusively on employment and labor law. We work diligently with employers to build safe environments and thorough procedures that benefit both the organization and their employees.

Cantey Hanger attorneys represent and counsel with management on a wide variety of essential employment and labor law matters such as:

  • Discrimination based on prohibited factors such as gender, race, age, and disability
  • Wage and hour requirements (Fair Labor Standards Act)
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Worker’s compensation and related matters, such as retaliation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Large layoffs and plant closings (WARN Act)
  • COBRA
  • Drug testing
  • Safe working conditions (OSHA)
  • Union organizing and threatened or actual strikes (National Labor Relations Act)
  • Unfair labor practice charges
  • Labor arbitration
  • Employee handbooks and work rules
  • ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act)
  • Unemployment compensation of former employees

Cantey Hanger attorneys counsel with and appear in court on behalf of an impressive array of clients in the public and private sectors, both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. We are experienced in representing clients within the following industries:

  • Charitable organizations
  • Financial institutions
  • Food and beverage
  • Governmental entities
  • Health care