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Labor and Employment Law Board Certification by the TBLS

Lawyers certified in labor and employment law have specialized knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws. Employment lawyers represent clients on employment matters, such as employer-employee relationships, employment contracts, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, work safety including OSHA regulations, and labor organizations.

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About Labor and Employment Law Board Certification in Texas

For purposes of the board certification program, the term "labor and employment law" includes dealing with the relationships among employers, employees or their labor organizations, except workers’ compensation.

The definition of "labor and employment law" includes:

  • Labor relations (National Labor Relations Act);
  • Occupational Safety and Health (does not include workers’ compensation or non-subscriber matters);
  • Equal Employment Opportunity;
  • Wage and Hour and leave matters, including FLSA, FMLA, USERRA, Texas Payday Act, and judicial review of unemployment compensation matters;
  • Employment-related torts, employment contracts, and 42 U.S.C. 1983 employment litigation; and
  • Whistleblowers and non-EEO retaliation.



TBLS Board Certified Labor and Employment Lawyers on Lawyer Legion

Grace Ann Weatherly
Wood, Thacker & Weatherly, P.C.
Denton, TX
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Dennis Alexander Clifford
The Clifford Law Firm, PLLC
Houston, TX
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James L Carroll
Mixon, Carroll and Frazier PLLC
Columbia, LA
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Ajay Choudhary
Khemka & Choudhary
Houston, TX
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Kerry Vincent O'Brien
O'Brien Law Firm
Austin, TX
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Holly B Williams
Williams Law Firm, P.C.
Midland, TX
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Directory of Board Certified Attorneys in Labor and Employment Law in Texas

Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board-certified labor and employment law specialists in Texas along with a broader directory of board-certified and non-certified lawyers in Texas and other employment law attorneys in the United States. Although not all qualified employment law attorneys are board-certified, attorneys who have earned their status as certified specialists have taken the extra step of submitting to evaluation. 

Lawyer Legion is the only commercial lawyer directory to properly acknowledge all ABA-accredited specialization programs and provide a dynamic directory of virtually every lawyer who has earned each certification.

Use this directory to connect with lawyers who are board-certified specialists in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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Overview of Labor and Employment Law Specialization in Texas

Task Requirements for Board Certification in Employment Law

For employment law attorneys in Texas to become board certified in labor and employment law, the lawyer must provide information as required by TBLS concerning specific tasks he or she has performed in labor and employment law.

The attorney must show that he or she has engaged directly and substantially in a broad practice of labor and employment law within the 3 years immediately preceding application in at least 3 of the areas within the definition of labor and one of which must be practice involving the National Labor Relations Act.

The attorney must submit required information concerning such practice, the frequency of the work, the jurisdictions involved, and the nature of the issues involved.

The attorney must show practice involving laws regulating or involving labor relations (National Labor Relations Act) by one of the following methods:

  • Actual experience through practice; or
  • Completion of a minimum of 24 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) in comprehensive courses on the National Labor Relations Act, completed within the 3 years immediately preceding the application through June 1 of the year of application.

Additionally, the attorney must show that he or she has been engaged directly and substantially in 2 additional areas within the definition of labor and employment law. 

The attorney must show by detailed response that he or she has engaged at a significant level of responsibility in litigation in federal or state court or arbitration.

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