Brent Hockaday represents businesses of all sizes in all areas of complex commercial and labor and employment law.
As part of his labor and employment practice, Brent has extensive experience defending employers in federal and state court, including trying cases to verdict, as well as arbitration, and in matters before administrative agencies. Brent’s labor and employment experience includes defending employers against litigation involving claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Texas Labor Code, and other state-based employment-related torts, wage and hour laws, and anti-discrimination statutes. Brent also represents employers in collective action lawsuits arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and class action lawsuits arising under state wage and hour statutes. In addition, Brent both prosecutes and defends employers in claims arising under covenants not to compete and non-solicitation agreements, including disputes involving the protection of trade secrets.
Brent also devotes part of his practice to counseling employers on labor and employment issues by assisting them in establishing and enforcing workplace policies and procedures; navigating the complexities of compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations; and litigation avoidance strategies. Brent aids employers with the drafting and administration of employment contracts, handbooks, and policies as well.
In his commercial litigation practice, Brent litigates complex business disputes at the state and federal level, representing companies of all sizes in disputes arising under various contract and tort claims.