Labor and Employment law

Since 1972, Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. labor law attorneys represent management in all phases of labor and employment law and employee relations. Our services broadly include union avoidance; defending claims of discrimination arising under various civil rights acts before administrative agencies and courts; representing employers in wrongful termination suits and other employment-related litigation; handling claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and other federal and state wage-related statutes; defense of OSHA matters; defense of claims of violation by employers of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; representation of employers in contract negotiations and grievances under collective bargaining agreements; representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board; assisting employers in drafting and seeking enforcement of employment contracts; and ongoing advice and counsel regarding employment issues, including the review, development, and implementation of company policies and employee handbooks. We also provide our clients with particular expertise in assisting with government contract-related issues.

While we continue to handle more traditional labor work such as union organizational campaigns, unfair labor practice trials, arbitrations, and the like, the bulk of our caseload since the late 1980s has been in representing employers in various forums on claims of discriminatory treatment. Over that period, we have handled to conclusion at the trier of fact level, cases involving alleged sex (including sexual harassment), age, race, national origin, disability or retaliation discrimination; alleged breaches of employment contracts created by oral promises and/or handbooks or other written pronouncements; claimed breaches of an alleged good faith and fair dealing obligation; alleged discriminatory treatment because of an employee’s filing a workers’ compensation claim or complaining about unsafe practices; slander, libel, blacklisting, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and alleged tortious interference with contractual relationships.

Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. Management Side Labor & Employment Lawyers

Houston Texas Management Side Labor & Employment Lawyers

The attorneys at Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. are the management-side labor & employment lawyers in Houston Texas you need to represent your company. Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. provides both legal representation and legal guidance to all Texas employers and nationwide government contractors that are dealing with federal, state, local employment laws, and compliance issues. The goal of Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C is to increase our client’s workplace efficiency while preventing potentially disruptive litigation matters. Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. represents employer side management interests in responding to collective bargaining agreements, union organizing campaigns, OSHA administrative agency investigations, and defending employment-related litigation.

Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C offers practical counseling designed to prevent potentially disruptive labor and employment disputes. Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C handles a wide variety of employment-related litigation and is experienced in management-side – labor relations matters. All of Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. employer legal services are tailored and developed individually to reflect each client’s business goals and objectives. Additional services Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. provide its clients include crafting personnel business policies to address the client’s business needs, goals, and requirements. Additional services include preparing employee manuals and implementing training programs to include designing government compliance strategies and execution plans for government contractors.

 

  • * Chambers USA ranked Bryant Banes in Band 4 for Labor & Employment Law in Texas {2011-2017} and described him as "extremely capable, responsible and creative."
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