Riney Packard, PLLC
Attorneys & Counselors
The ability to anticipate and avoid employment disputes is critical to maintaining your company’s positive culture. Human resources is not what you were taught in college or business school. It is highly regulated and fraught with traps for the unwary. Our employment law attorneys work with businesses, business owners, business professionals, in-house counsel and Human Resource departments to anticipate, avoid, minimize and resolve disputes before they get out of hand. We regularly consult about, and draft, employment policies and handbooks. Negotiation and preparation of employment contracts, severance agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and other restrictive covenants are common areas of work for us.
When an employment dispute arises, or an alleged or suspected breach of contract arising from a non-disclosure agreement, confidentiality agreement, or covenant not to compete (i.e., non-compete agreement / non-solicitation agreement), our employment litigation attorneys provide businesses, business owners, and business professionals with zealous representation necessary to protect and preserve their rights from enforcement and defense of claims arising from non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, or the use or disclosure of confidential information or trade secrets, and defense of claims alleging unlawful employment practices.
Our employment litigation attorneys regularly enforce and defend breach of contract claims, both for employers and current and former employees, arising from alleged violations of restrictive covenants, confidentiality, non-disclosure and other types of employment agreements, and concerning confidential information and trade secret misappropriation claims. We also represent businesses, business owners, and management in employment-related matters concerning defense of employment related claims such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, whistle blower, and wage/hour claims, and we also are well versed in employment claims brought before federal, state and local administrative bodies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
We understand the intricacies of the employer/employee relationship and work with businesses, business owners, HR and in-house counsel in an effort to anticipate and avoid employment related disputes, and limit companies’ exposure should a dispute arise.
Riney Packard, PLLC has significant expertise representing businesses and individuals in a wide range of employment law issues, including:
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Employment discrimination and retaliation claims (defense)
Independent Contractor Issues
Appeals / Appellate
Employment Handbook and Policies
Interference with prospective or existing clients
Enforcement and Defense of Breach of Contract Claims
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Employee termination and severance
Local Counsel Services
Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
and Employment Agreement Disputes
Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation and Non-Disclosure Agreements
Fair Labor Standards Act
Disputes arising from a merger or acquisition
Wrongful Termination Defense
Disputes between owners, partners, directors, shareholders, or members
Small Business, Family Business, Start-Ups & Close Corporations
Trade Secret Litigation
TROs, Injunctions and Emergency Relief
Wage and Hour Dispute