Personnel and Employment

TOASE provides clients with guidance on all matters related to the employment relationship including but not limited to:

Provide assistance to human resource professionals, front line managers, and executive staff in discipline, termination, grievance and appeal procedures.
Draft, review and amend personnel policies and procedures.
Provide training, including sexual harassment and discrimination prevention training and supervisory training.
Assist in responding to leave requests under the Family Medical Leave Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act, state and federal law and client policies.
Provide guidance on wage and hour issues, including overtime compensation and exempt status determination.
Draft, review and amend employment contracts, including executive contracts.
Investigate workplace conduct complaints, including EEO and harassment complaints, and make appropriate recommendations.
Assist with Civil Service matters from hiring through promotion, discipline, indefinite suspension and appeal pursuant to both Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code and City Charters.
Prepare responses to complaints filed with governmental agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Texas Workforce Commission.
Provide representation in unemployment hearings before the Texas Workforce Commission.
Provide guidance on compliance with, and avoiding complaints under, employment discrimination, whistleblower, workers compensation and retaliation laws.
Provide a defense in employment-related litigation.