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Risk Management/HR Advice and Counsel

Our team provides practical business advice to employers navigating the myriad of laws that govern the employer-employee relationship.

Bell Nunnally attorneys work to mitigate risk for clients through proper preparation of employment policies, confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, executive employment contracts, independent contractor agreement, separation and severance agreements and handbooks. We also craft arbitration agreements for those employers who want to keep their employee disputes out of court. Our team reviews employment applications and hiring processes to ensure compliance with the latest state and federal employment laws.

Workplace training is another key component to risk mitigation. From sexual harassment, corporate culture, harassment and discrimination to navigating a leave of absence, our team of experienced litigators uses their experience to train companies on best practices and how to avoid risk when possible.

Day to day strategic advice and counseling on a broad range of labor and employment matters is a key part of our practices. We advise on difficult terminations, leaves of absence, disability accommodations, religious accommodations, performance management, progressive discipline, reductions in force and wage calculations. We routinely counsel clients of the legal or business risk that could arise under the federal or state labor and employment laws, including Title VII, Section 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the Equal Pay Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Texas Labor Code and the Texas Payday Act.

Our team also partners with in-house legal counsel and human resources departments through mergers and acquisitions, providing strategic advice on how to avoid litigation and employment risk where possible.