Labor & Employment
We Make It Our Business to Know Our Clients’ Business
Frilot LLC’s Labor and Employment practice area offers expertise and representation to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs. Our clients include healthcare providers, financial and lending institutions, major oil and gas companies, oilfield support and construction firms, manufacturers, hospitality and retail establishments, among others.
Frilot’s Labor and Employment lawyers work in close connection with clients, becoming business partners to achieve optimal results. We have a reputation as staunch advocates of management rights in the workplace and in the courtroom. We regularly handle and try cases around the country in state and federal courts involving Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, USERRA, whistleblowing, unfair competition and enforcement of restrictive covenants workplace safety and health, retaliation, and various state and common law claims. We also represent our clients in matters before state and federal administrative agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The firm is national employment counsel for multiple companies and has litigated employment cases in over 30 states.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in defending class actions and collective actions. The firm’s Labor and Employment section successfully defeated a class action certification in Allison v. Citgo Petroleum Corp., 151 F.3d 402 (5th Cir. 1998). This ruling is the seminal decision in post-1991 Civil Rights Act discrimination cases involving class certification issues. We have also successfully defeated collective action status in FLSA cases throughout the country.
The firm’s Labor and Employment attorneys take an active approach in assisting clients with the many issues that arise in the workplace such as: investigation of workplace issues and employee complications and disability, leave and health management. We also aid in the development of employee handbooks, employee benefits plans, personnel policies and worker evaluation systems. To keep clients fully informed about the latest developments in this dynamic field of law, our group regularly publishes articles and conducts training sessions for managers, supervisors, and employees. Whether assisting clients in preventing disputes or litigating on their behalf in a courtroom, members of the Labor and Employment group possess a powerful insight and skill to resolve even the most complex matters.