Douglas Bracken is a board-certified employment law attorney who handles all aspects of employment law, from drafting agreements and employment policies, to litigating all types of employment, labor and business disputes in state and federal court, as well as before governmental agencies such as the EEOC, DOL, OSHA and TWC. He regularly defends companies and management against claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour claims, as well as prosecutes cases involving non-competes and non-solicitation agreements. Douglas brings over 25 years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of employment regulations such as Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, NLRA and all other applicable state and federal laws.
Douglas also serves as an employment law adviser to companies, helping them develop sound policies and procedures to ensure compliant operations within the company and avoid or mitigate the impact of employee claims. He also advises companies and their executives on employment agreements, including covenants not-to-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Douglas’ proactive approach to employment law has helped many clients avoid litigation and minimize its impact on the business.
In addition, Douglas advises and defends “nonsubscriber” employers who have opted out of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act on both negligence and ERISA issues. Texas nonsubscriber defense is a specialized, but growing area as more and more companies opt out of the state’s workers’ comp plan and elect to manage those claims independently, and Douglas provides experienced representation and defense to these employers.
As the economy and businesses start to reopen, employees and employers are eager to get back to work. Employers are well aware of their general obligation to provide a safe work environment. In light of the COVID-19 virus many employers, however, hav...