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Suzanne M. Potter-Padilla represents employers in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission, in a broad range of employment law matters arising under federal and state laws. She regularly handles litigation matters involving:

  • Civil rights and equal employment opportunity litigation
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Wrongful discharge and related state torts
  • Unfair competition
  • Workers' compensation retaliation

In addition to her litigation practice, Suzanne regularly reviews and drafts employee handbooks and policies and conducts training seminars for management and human resources professionals. She counsels and advises employers in matters related to:

  • Wage and hour issues
  • Leaves of absence
  • Hiring and termination decisions 
  • Employee performance
  • Immigration compliance
  • Employee investigations
  • Employee contracts

As a member of the firm's Global Mobility and Immigration Practice group, Suzanne counsels clients in issues arising under federal immigration laws, with particular emphasis on compliance-related matters. She has extensive experience representing employers before the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in obtaining non-immigrant and permanent resident status on behalf of employees.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Texas State Bar
  • Member, Houston Bar Association

RECOGNITION

  • Order of the Barristers

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