Overview

Sherry L. Travers has extensive experience litigating and consulting on behalf of management regarding a variety of labor and employment topics. Appearing in state and federal courts in Texas and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor and the Texas Workforce Commission, she has represented and counseled employers regarding numerous labor and employment issues. She also routinely handles matters involving:

  • Whistleblowing and retaliation
  • Employment screening
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Unfair competition
  • Compensation
  • Privacy and data protection

Sherry represents employers in many industries, including healthcare, construction, energy, food service, hospitality, property management, contingent staffing, financial services, engineering, transportation, technology, retail and automotive employers. Sherry has also represented several public educational institutions throughout Texas in a variety of employment and civil rights disputes.

Sherry regularly advises and consults with clients about human resource policies and procedures. She conducts sensitive, internal investigations regarding discrimination, harassment, whistleblower and retaliation complaints and provides management training on various employment-related topics.

Sherry is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She serves as the firm's liaison to the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she is the business development team leader and liaison to the firm's Women's Leadership Initiative for the Dallas office.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member and Former Chair

Labor and Employment Law Section

Dallas Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Texas

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Member, Board of Advisors

Dallas Regional Chamber

Director, Board of Directors

Leadership Dallas Alumni Association

Dallas Regional Chamber

Co-Chair, Governance Committee

Leadership Dallas Alumni Association

Dallas Regional Chamber

Director, Board of Directors

American Red Cross

Recognition

Recipient, Class Representative Outstanding Service Award

Dallas Regional Chamber

Leadership Dallas Alumni Association

2014

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2016-2020

News, Analysis & Press

Commenting on Past Employee Behavior Is Thorny Issue

Healthcare Risk Management

April 1, 2017

California Employers Jointly Liable with Labor Contractors for Wage and Workers’ Compensation Violations

Legs & Regs Advisor

Staffing Industry Analysts

Q4 2014

Assessing the Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Third-Party Staffing Arrangements

Legs & Regs Advisor

Staffing Industry Analysts

Q4 2014

Preserving the Independent Contractor Status of Locum Tenens Physicians

Legs & Regs Advisor

Staffing Industry Analysts

Q3 2014

NLRB General Counsel Proposes New Joint Employer Standard

Legs & Regs Advisor

Staffing Industry Analysts

Q2 2014

President Obama Signs Executive Order Banning Federal Contractor LGBT Discrimination

Legs & Regs Advisor

Staffing Industry Analysts

Q2 2014

Reducing Negligent Hiring and Retention Risks for Healthcare Employers

HireRight White Paper

September 2013

Employers' USERRA Obligations

Workplace Investigations and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Mandatory Overtime Prohibited for Texas Nurses

Employer Monitoring of Employees' Electronic Communications

Timekeeping Policies and Pay Deductions for Exempt Employees

Department of Labor Rules Regarding Military Service

EEOC Disability Guidance Regarding Cancer

Employers and the FTC's Consumer Information Disposal Rule

Speaking Engagements

2019 Dallas Regional Employer Conference

Dallas, TX

July 18, 2019

Littler’s Ever-Popular Overview of All the Things You Need to Know from Court’s, Agencies, and Workplace Trends

Dallas Employer Conference

July 19, 2018

2018 Dallas Employer Conference

Dallas, TX

July 19, 2018

Healthcare Industry Roundtable

The 2018 Executive Employer® Conference

May 2018

Harassment and Discrimination: Is Your Company Prepared? Best Practices to Ensure Your Employees Are Trained and Your Company Is Positioned to Operate in the New World Order

American Corporate Counsel Conference, Dallas, TX

April 27, 2018

Top Employment Law Trends for 2018

American Subcontractors Association, North Texas Chapter, Dallas, TX

March 13, 2018

Start-Ups and Employment Law Risks

Industrious Dallas, Dallas, TX

December 6, 2017

Healthcare Industry Roundtable

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 10, 2017

The Future of Employment and Labor Law: Critical Developments and Future Challenges

Healthcare Law and Compliance Institute - International Performance Management Institute (IPMI), Los Angeles, CA

March 6, 2016

Creative Solutions for Managing Medical Leaves of Absence in the Workplace

Client Webinar

December 16, 2015

Whistleblowers in the Workplace

American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

July 31, 2015

Workplace 3.0: Top Employment Law Trends Changing the Workplace

Healthcare Law and Compliance Institute - International Performance Management Institute (IPMI), Ft. Lauderdale, FL

March 2, 2015

Key Employment Law Challenges and Solutions

Professional Liability Conference - BCS Insurance Company, Austin, TX

September 22, 2014

Hiring, Employing & Firing — What In-House Labor & Employment Counsel and HR Executives Need to Know — A Play in Three Acts

Dallas, TX

September 9, 2014

Whistleblowing and Retaliation: Hot Topics and Practice Pointers

The 2014 Houston Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Houston, TX

August 14, 2014

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Client Webinar

August 12, 2014

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Whistleblower Program

West LegalEdcenter Webinar - Thomson Reuters

July 30, 2014

Navigating Employment Screening Laws

2014 Annual IMAGE Conference - National Association for Health Care Recruiters (NAHCR), Orlando, FL

July 22, 2014

The False Claims Act and Healthcare Employers: When Healthcare Fraud and Employment Laws Collide

West LegalEdcenter Webinar - Thomson Reuters

April 30, 2014

When and How to Discipline or Discharge Employees

Client Webinar

April 15, 2014

Recruiting and Hiring: Best Practices for Healthcare Employers

HireRight Webinar

March 20, 2014

How Employers Can Minimize Their Legal Risk for Negligent Hiring and Retention Claims

Healthcare Law and Compliance Institute - International Performance Management Institute (IPMI), Jacksonville, FL

March 1, 2014

Navigating Employment Screening Laws and Regulations in the Healthcare Industry

Client Webinar

February 20, 2014

Avoiding Wage and Hour Liability: How to Minimize Your Legal Risk

Dallas, TX

October 17, 2013

Critical Changes to the Labor Landscape in Latin America and the Implications for U.S. Employers

Dallas, TX

April 4, 2013

Texas Healthcare Summit

Dallas, TX

December 13, 2012

The EEOC’s New Guidance Regarding Employment Background Checks

International Food Distributors Association, Dallas, TX

July 12, 2012

The ADAAA Final Regulations, EEOC Enforcement Initiatives and GINA

Dallas, TX

April 12, 2011

Mastering the New FMLA Regulations

Client Webinar

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Avoiding Misclassification Landmines

Client Webinar

Are You in Compliance? Minimizing Exposure for Wage and Hour Violations

Annual Meeting of the Minds - ADP, Dallas, TX

Essentials for Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Client Presentation, Dallas, TX

Employers Beware! Ten Legal Traps for the Unwary

Client Presentation, Colorado Springs, CO

Compliance with the New ADA Amendments

Client Webinar

Using Arrest and Conviction Records: What Employers Need to Know

Client Webinar

State and Federal Employment Law Update

Dallas - Fort Worth Chapter’s Annual In-House Symposium - American Association of Corporate Counsel, Dallas, TX

Wage and Hour Issues in the Automotive Industry

Member Seminar, Washington State Automotive Dealers Association

Special Compensation Issues for Texas Healthcare Employers

Client Webinar

Understanding and Implementing the New ADAAA Regulations

Littler Mendelson Breakfast Briefing, Dallas, TX

The Social Media Survival Guide: Ten Key Issues from the Trenches

Client CLE, Chicago, IL

Reductions in Force: How to Minimize Risk When Downsizing

Client CLE, Dallas, TX

Social Media: Navigating the Legal Perils of a New Electronic Workplace

Out & Equal Workplace Summit, Dallas, TX

Workplace Investigations: Persuasive Report Writing

Client Presentation, Dallas, TX

Get it Right! How to Properly Document Employee Conduct and Performance Issues

Client Webinar

Education

  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Lawmagna cum laude
  • B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvaniamagna cum laude

Bar Admission

Texas

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas