Austin focuses his practice on labor and employment, specifically FLSA, Title VII, FLMA, and ADA claims and their state counterparts. He advises clients on a variety of issues including the drafting of employee handbooks and H1B labor certifications. Austin also advises employers regarding implementation of company-wide rest break and meal period procedures, vacation and sick leave policies, paid time off policies, exempt and non-exempt job descriptions, and harassment and discrimination policies. In addition, he provides guidance regarding workplace investigations and conducts harassment investigation.
Prior to working at Cozen O’Connor, Austin was a labor and employment associate concentrating on providing counsel to California public employers. Austin also worked as a judicial clerk in Boulder, Colo., for the State of Colorado and Waterloo, Iowa, for the State of Iowa.
Austin earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and his law degree, cum laude, from University of Wisconsin Law School with a concentration in labor and employment law. While in law school, Austin was managing editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal.