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Employment and Labor

Thompson & Knight represents private and public employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. Our clients include small employers and Fortune 100 companies, encompassing the Firm’s broad industry range.

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Thompson & Knight represents private and public employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. Our clients include small employers and Fortune 100 companies, encompassing the Firm’s broad industry range.

“We have worked with Thompson & Knight for years on our employment and labor litigation. We are confident that Thompson & Knight provides effective, cost-efficient representation with excellent results.” – Client Comment, U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Our attorneys have the experience and credentials necessary to advise clients and represent them effectively and efficiently in employment disputes. We help our clients navigate the complex and extensive regulatory system applicable to employers by representing management in employment law litigation, internal and agency investigations and enforcement actions, and compliance matters. Our attorneys partner with clients to anticipate and manage the multitude of risks presented by the modern workforce, including through the development and modification of workplace policies, training programs, and practical advice on specific employee complaints and contemplated employment actions.

We draft and litigate noncompetition and related agreements.

We work closely with the Firm’s employee benefits and tax attorneys in preparing executive employment, compensation, and severance agreements and arrangements, and we prosecute and defend legal actions based on those agreements and arrangements.

Our attorneys help clients who wish to resolve employment disputes through pre-litigation negotiation, mediation, or other non-litigation dispute-resolution approaches. In court, we are resourceful, experienced, and efficient advocates who aggressively try cases and brief and argue appeals without hesitation when necessary, but who focus on achieving the client’s goals without the need for potentially expensive and time-consuming litigation.

Received a top national ranking for Employment Law-Management in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2019

Named among the top firms in Texas for Labor & Employment in Chambers USA 2019 by Chambers and Partners

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Seven TK attorneys Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization