An Austin, Texas law firm dedicated to providing vigorous advocacy in support of the labor movement, the pursuit of civil rights in employment for individual employees, and thoughtful navigation of the complex laws governing employee benefit plans created in collective bargaining and by individual employers.
Our practice currently includes representing labor unions, individual employees, employee benefit plans, individual employee benefit plan fiduciaries, and employee benefit plan participants.
We provide legal services to labor unions concerning arbitrations, collective bargaining, organizing campaigns, litigation in federal or state courts, and matters before the National Labor Relations Board and other administrative agencies. For individual employees, we provide representation in a variety of proceedings in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.
For employee benefit plans, we provide legal services for both single employer and multiemployer plans concerning designing, drafting and reviewing benefit plan documents, trust documents, plan policy documents, and other documents needed for plan administration; tax qualification matters before the Internal Revenue Service; negotiating and drafting service provider agreements; on-going tax qualification, fiduciary duty, and plan administration issues; federal agency audits.
For employee benefit plan fiduciaries, we provide advice and representation concerning federal agency inquiries, and for individual participants, we can assist with employee benefit plan questions or issues, as well as provide advice regarding benefit denial appeals.