A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. Authors Employment Law Chapter in American Lawyer Media’s Texas Business Litigation

Monday, July 7, 2014

Houston, July 7, 2014A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, has authored a chapter focusing on employment law in American Lawyer Media’s newly released book, Texas Business Litigation.

The book serves as an encyclopedia on business litigation—from A to Z—including some of the unexpected issues that may emerge during the litigation process, along with the relevant ethical guidelines. The book showcases 20 contributing authors—a “Who’s Who of the Texas Bar”—and addresses the following important topics:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy Ramifications in Business Litigation
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims in Business Transactions
  • Evaluation of Business Cases
  • Contorts
  • Corporate Governance & Regulatory Proceedings
  • Criminal Law in Business  Cases
  • Damages
  • Discovery
  • Employment Law
  • Experts
  • Fraud & Negligent Misrepresentation
  • Intellectual Property  &  Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Ethics
  • The Liability Case
  • Oil & Gas
  • Preservation of Error – Appeal Tactics
  • Speech Based Torts: Libel, Slander, Business Disparagement & Invasion of Privacy
  • E-Discovery

Marty’s chapter on employment law provides an overview of common legal issues that arise in the employer/employee relationship, including protections afforded to employees under the TCHRA, as well as corresponding federal and local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); “whistleblower” protections afforded to Texas employees; worker’s compensation retaliation; The Employment At-Will Doctrine; common employment torts; and employment contracts.

Marty is a veteran litigator and trial lawyer, and 100% of his time is devoted to the representation of management in all phases of labor and employment law, including advice and counsel, trials, appeals and administrative proceedings involving all types of discrimination matters (single and multiple plaintiff cases, as well as class actions), retaliation claims, layoffs and reduction-in-force, noncompete and nondisclosure/nonsolicitation disputes, trade secrets, unfair competition, Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistle-blower actions, defamation, privacy claims, FMLA and WARN, as well as wage and hour litigation (collective actions and multiple plaintiff lawsuits). Marty's trial and appellate experience also includes all types of traditional labor disputes, including union elections and injunction matters before the National Labor Relations Board; labor arbitrations; collective bargaining; and mediations, as well as matters before the OFCCP and OSHA. He has also been involved in the implementation and monitoring of compliance and prevention programs, including HR audits, training and internal investigations. In 2013, Marty was selected as an Employment Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association and appointed to its AAA Roster of Neutrals.

Marty was recently named one of “The Nation’s Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – 2014" by Human Resource Executive, and is consistently recognized as a leader in the field by Chambers USA; Best Lawyers in America; Super Lawyers; and other leading market directories.

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