Find Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas for Litigation - Labor and Employment
John A. Ferguson, Jr. is a partner with Schmoyer Reinhard LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ferguson was a counsel with the international law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in the San Antonio office. Mr. Ferguson’s practice concentrates on all aspects of labor and employment law, including traditional labor relations, litigation, arbitration and counseling. He represents employers in: Collective bargaining agreements and negotiations Labor arbitrations Union representation elect...
Judy K. Jetelina is a senior counsel with Schmoyer Reinhard LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Jetelina was a counsel with the international law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in the San Antonio office. Ms. Jetelina has practiced exclusively in the area of labor and employment law for more than 25 years. She represents management in the full range of labor and employment matters, including state and federal court litigation, and proceedings before federal and state administrative agenc...
Christine E. Reinhard is a founding partner in the law firm of Schmoyer Reinhard LLP. Prior to forming Schmoyer Reinhard, Ms. Reinhard was a counsel in the San Antonio labor and employment law section of the international law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Ms. Reinhard is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Experience Ms. Reinhard's practice encompasses all aspects of labor and employment law. An active trial lawyer, she has...
Shannon B. Schmoyer is a founding partner of Schmoyer Reinhard LLP. Prior to forming the firm, Ms. Schmoyer was a partner at the international law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she served as the head of Akin Gump’s San Antonio labor and employment law section. Experience Ms. Schmoyer’s practice focuses on the representation of employers in: Employment litigation, including class actions and labor arbitration Counseling employers on all aspects of labor and ...
Larry Warren works on matters relating to transportation, tractor/trailer accidents, construction matters, and commercial litigation. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Larry has tried 30 trucking cases including death and brain injury cases. He has also tried a dozen commercial cases as well as a dozen construction cases.
Sandra Ramos White , a former human resources director and in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company, has practiced exclusively in the area of labor and employment law for nearly two decades. She represents management in a full range of labor and employment law matters, counseling and advising corporate managers, formulating preventive strategies, drafting employee handbooks and personnel policies and procedures, and advising employers on rules related to drug and alcohol testing of safety-s...
Dylan A. Farmer is a counsel at Schmoyer Reinhard LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Farmer spent three years as an associate in a small Houston law firm representing public employers in employment, civil rights, and construction and contracting disputes. Mr. Farmer’s practice encompasses all aspects of labor and employment law and commercial litigation in both federal and state courts. Mr. Farmer has successfully handled claims involving the United States and Texas Constitutions, Titl...
Litigation - Labor and Employment Definition
Often, these employment disputes culminate in a lawsuit, which can be costly, time-consuming, and damaging to employee relations. The number of employment-related litigation filings has been steadily increasing over the last decade, ranging from large-scale class actions to individual complaints. Employers are facing greater challenges and financial exposure from both current and former employees than ever before.
Employment litigation covers many types of claims, including discrimination; harassment; wage-hour pay, classification, and overtime violations; wrongful discharge; entitlement to employee benefits; misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information; unfair competition; enforcement or avoidance of restrictive covenants; labor union disputes; workplace safety violations; defamation and other employment-related torts. These claims often involve the many laws governing employee relations, which are often referred to as “employment law alphabet soup.” These include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or Dodd-Frank Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Resolving employment litigation requires knowledge of these laws and regulations, the applicable case law, and a careful case analysis and strategy. More so than in other less personal litigation, a perceptive understanding of the people involved is essential for success. Often, suits will be settled among parties or ended before trial through summary judgment based on the facts of the case. When early resolution is not achieved, however, the case will go to trial in court or before an agency tribunal. Verdicts in employment-related cases can be enormous, especially in wage-hour and other class actions, creating a high-stakes situation for employers.
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