Jennifer Trulock counsels companies on how to manage workplace legal issues, conduct investigations into employee misconduct, and prevent employment lawsuits. She also is experienced in handling acquisition/divestiture employment issues, including due diligence, pre-merger planning and post-merger integration issues.
Ms. Trulock advises employers on developing and applying personnel policies and in responding to and resolving complaints before reaching litigation. In addition, she assists employers in protecting their business information by writing, implementing and enforcing non-competition and non-disclosure agreements.
Ms. Trulock defends employers against claims of discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, disability, religion, age and national origin; wrongful discharge; wage and hour violations; breach of contract; breach of covenants not to compete; misappropriation of trade secrets; breach of fiduciary duty; and retaliation. She represents clients in administrative proceedings and helps companies respond effectively to charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and charges of unfair labor practice filed with the National Labor Relations Board.
Ms. Trulock is experienced in developing affirmative action plans for employers who are federal contractors and in responding to compliance reviews by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
- Prevention of unfair competition by former employees
- Protection of trade secrets
- Employee investigations
- FLSA collective actions and other wage and hour issues
- Affirmative action planning and defense of OFCCP compliance reviews
- EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor, OFCCP, NLRB, and other state and federal agency matters
- Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Employment discrimination suits
- Wrongful discharge cases
- Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims
- Implementation of local and companywide reductions in force
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Labor and Employment Update
Please join Baker Botts Antitrust Partners Joe Ostoyich and Tom Fina, and Labor and Employment Partner Jennifer Trulock, as they discuss this important new development that potentially affects all companies with employees.
On Thursday, August 10th, Baker Botts partners will provide a primer on best practices to minimize litigation risk and litigation issues facing in-house counsel.
We will discuss how the Trump administration may transform the legal landscape for employers with respect to a number of initiatives that began during the Obama administration, which are now under review by the new administration.