Representing companies with significant workforces, including national retailers and other large employers, Jay helps clients navigate the complexities of the employer-employee relationship. Building on his decades of experience, he handles issues ranging from protecting trade secrets to defending a multiparty wage and hour or discrimination lawsuit.
Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Jay focuses his practice on representing companies in all phases of employment advice and litigation, at both the state and federal levels. He handles claims involving sexual harassment; discrimination based on race, sex, disability, age and national origin; and various leaves, including the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); ERISA, the Equal Pay Act and the American with Disabilities Act. He also represents clients in litigation involving noncompete agreements and the misappropriation of trade secrets. Jay also regularly defends wage and hour collective actions filed under the FLSA.
One of the leading practitioners in the state taking companies out of the Texas workers compensation system, Jay’s representations include the advice, documentation and ERISA compliance associated with this process. He also defends personal injury and benefit claims on behalf of these employers.
A prolific writer on employment law topics, Jay publishes the firm’s Texas Employment Law Manual and Employment Law Newsletter, both of which keep employers current on recent developments in the law. He regularly presents before the Texas State Bar, industry groups, employers and human resource professionals on a wide variety of employment-related topics, including sexual harassment, the Family Medical Leave Act, social networking in the workplace, and discrimination under state and federal laws.