Brown Law Office 972-355-0092
Brown Law Office 972-355-0092
Attorney at Law

Labor & Employment Law

Betty L. Brown is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal specialization in Labor and Employment law. This means that she has the training, experience, knowledge and skills that make her highly qualified to assist her clients in a wide variety of areas in employment law. Betty L. Brown became Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in December 1998 and was thereafter recertified in December 2003.

Betty L. Brown represents both employers and employees and has almost 20 years experience in Federal and State Court trials in complex employment law litigation.

For employers, our legal expertise in employment law can be advantageous in areas of:

  • Civil Rights Disputes
  • Demotions
  • Directors' and Officers' Liability
  • Discrimination Claims
  • Drug Testing
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Handbooks/Manuals
  • Employment of Minors
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Independent Contractors and Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Lay-offs
  • Management Training
  • Master Service Contracts
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Overtime and Comp-time Compensation
  • Physician Non-competition Agreements
  • Pre-hiring Issues
  • Reductions in Force
  • Responding to EEOC (discrimination) claims and claims for unemployment benefits
  • Safety/OSHA Issues
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • Severance/Separation Packages
  • Termination Issues
  • Texas Payday Laws
  • Workforce Reduction

For employees, we can provide legal assistance with the following:

  • Age Discrimination under the ADEA (Age Discrimination Employment Act)
  • Contract Review
  • Claims of wrongful discharge for filing worker's compensation claim.
  • Discrimination claims under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, employers cannot discriminate against people with disabilities who can perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Discrimination based upon sex and pregnancy discrimination.
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may provide job security for a limited period of time for reasons such as a serious health condition or need to care for a newborn or adopted child.
  • Glass ceiling cases.
  • Employment benefits
  • Non-competition contracts: Often called a non-compete clause or covenants not to compete.
  • Physician Non competition contracts. Special rules apply in Texas for physician covenants not to compete.
  • Safety/OSHA Issues
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • Severance/Separation Packages
  • State law tort claims and claims breach of contract
  • Termination Issues
  • Texas Payday Law: This law provides the requirements regarding the payment of wages and deductions from wages that may be made.
  • Workplace Harassment/Hostile Workplace Environment includes sexual harassment
  • Whistle-blower protection.
  • Wrongful discharge for filing worker's compensation claim.

We invite you to contact us for a consultation to discuss your legal needs in the area of employment law and to see how we can help you.

Betty L. Brown
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
in Labor and Employment Law
Fountain Park
1021 Long Prairie Road, Suite 402
Flower Mound, TX 75022
Phone: 972-355-0092
Fax: 972-899-9635
E-mail: betty@brownemploymentlaw.com