Throughout Louisiana, Texas and the southeast United States, Lugenbuhl’s highly experienced employment-law attorneys represent employers in a full range of employment-law matters. Our goal is to help you find solutions to your employment-law matters using practical, common-sense approaches. Because employment matters often involve multiple legal disciplines, combining our deep employment law expertise with our broad experience in other practice areas gives you the advantage of your employment matters viewed from all perspectives. 

Lugenbuhl’s employment-law attorneys represent clients in nearly every type of employment dispute, in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations. We defend claims involving:

• Race, sex, age and disability discrimination
• Sexual harassment
• Employee benefits
• Wage and hour law
• Wrongful discharge
• Employment torts such as defamation, interference with contract rights, and intentional infliction of emotional distress
• Breach of contract, including enforcement of confidentiality and noncompetition agreements
• Protection of clients’ trade secrets from theft or misuse by employees and competitors
• Workers-compensation matters
• Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

Resolving Issues in the Regulatory Arena

In addition, we are experienced in representing employers in regulatory matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Homeland Security, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and various other federal, state and local government agencies.

Working with Clients with Employee Benefits

Lugenbuhl also represents clients in a variety of employee-benefit issues, including:
• Design and drafting of employment contracts, including executive employment and consulting contracts
• ERISA matters such as benefit-plan litigation
• COBRA matters
• Severance plans
• The interaction between the Family and Medical Leave Acts, the Americans with Disabilities Act, group health insurance, HIPAA compliance, retirement plans, and other employee benefits

Helping Clients Work Through Immigration Challenges

Our attorneys also counsel employers on a variety of immigration-law matters, including I-9 compliance, immigration-act investigations, auditing, and national-origin-discrimination matters.

Advising on Workplace Policies and Procedures to Minimize Risk

Lugenbuhl attorneys work with our clients to resolve problems in all employment areas and help minimize the risks associated with their employment decisions. We provide clients with counseling, compliance, and training programs; prepare separation and termination agreements; and provide guidance on compliant employee handbooks, personnel policies, and procedures. We can also assist with supervisor and employee training programs to help clients reduce the risks of lawsuits and other workplace problems.

  • Employment litigation defense 
  • ERISA, HIPPA, FMLA, ADA and other regulatory matters 
  • Federal, state and local compliance 
  • Employment policies and procedures 
  • Hiring and termination guidance 
  • Employee handbooks 
  • Immigration law and compliance 
  • Employee benefits planning 
  • Supervisor and employee training