Salvador “Sal” Davila advises and represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law. His practice focuses on matters involving discrimination, retaliation, workplace safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance, FLSA collective actions, Texas workers’ compensation retaliation, and non-competes/non-solicitations. He further advises employers on human resource issues regarding employee handbooks/policies, disability accommodations, interviews, and termination.
He has extensive experience in handling litigation in arbitration, federal, and state courts across Texas, and is well-versed in the Texas court system. He has assisted clients in the defense of discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as class action wage and hour litigation in matters involving claims of misclassification and off-the-clock work.
Sal also conducts training sessions for employers and their workforce on various labor and employment law topics, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, diversity, and accommodation issues.
In addition to his litigation experience, Sal also has the ability to understand and appreciate the cultural differences inherent when communicating with Spanish-speaking employees. Having been brought up in a Spanish-speaking home, Sal is able to communicate fluently in Spanish, which has allowed him to effectively handle employment matters in Texas. He is at ease handling employee interviews in either English or Spanish without hesitation.
Sal is an active member and the current president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, through which he has raised funds to provide scholarships to students in low-income schools. He also provides Pro Bono services to low-income families, and has previously assisted individuals that are Spanish-speaking.