Employment & Business Law

Working Hard for Working People

The Amsberry Law Firm represents employees, executives, professionals, and other working individuals who want to advance their goals and protect themselves from workplace injustice. We also advise current and prospective employers seeking to establish fair policies and strong documentation that protects them from unjust claims.

Attorney Russell Amsberry is a member of the Texas Employment Lawyers Association and certified in employment and labor law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He can assist you in the following areas:


Wage claims

Are you receiving less than minimum wage at your Texas workplace? Is your employer taking your tips or refusing to pay overtime? If so, the company could be violating wage and overtime laws. We have a proven history of successful results in wage and hour claims across Texas.

Discrimination and harassment

A hostile work environment can be traumatic and career-altering. If you are subjected to less favorable treatment due to your age, religion, sex, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity or if you are dealing with abusive and offensive conduct by your coworker or boss, we can help you get justice and compensation.

Defending companies against litigation

The importance of every employee’s having his or her day in court can’t be understated. Conversely, business owners have every right to present a strong defense against any employment claims made by current or former employees. Amsberry Law Firm is committed to protecting fair and honest business owners from frivolous litigation.

Retaliation

Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who file discrimination claims, but that doesn’t mean they won’t. If you are demoted, experience a pay reduction, or are terminated after acting on your rights, Attorney Amsberry will help you hold them accountable.

Non-compete and trade secret agreements

Business is a competitive field, but there are rules that protect your livelihood. We work with companies to create non-compete and trade secret agreements that prevent current employees, former employees, and other companies from engaging in wrongful conduct that impacts your business.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims

If your company has over 50 employees and you have worked there for at least a year, the FMLA entitles you to be allowed to return to your job after taking leave of up to 12 weeks in one year to deal with eligible medical or family needs. If your employer takes adverse actions against you for taking lawful FMLA leave, we can help you.

Executive contracts and severance agreements

Employment agreements, especially those involving executive compensation and severance, are complex yet fundamentally important to the employer-employee relationship. We can assist you in preparing, negotiating, and finalizing these key agreements.

Unemployment appeals

Many legitimate claims for unemployment benefits are denied the first time around. The Amsberry Law Firm will help you file an appeal with the Texas Workforce Commission and represent you at the subsequent hearing.

Workplace appeals

We will represent you during employment-related appeals proceedings, such as internal company reviews or hearings before the Texas Workforce Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Division of Workers’ Compensation Insurance.

Handbook, office policy and training programs for employers

Clear and consistent expectations can protect employers and set the stage for a successful employment relationship. Attorney Amsberry will draft and review your handbooks, office policy documents, and training programs to ensure compliance with applicable employment laws.

Employment documents for small to mid-sized corporations

It’s an exciting time when your small business begins growing. There are, however, numerous requirements, procedures, and documents to address when you start hiring employees. In addition to the required forms, you should strongly consider having your employees sign non-disclosure or non-compete agreements. These can be incredibly useful tools in protecting your company’s short- and long-term interests.

False Claims Act litigation (Qui Tam)

The Amsberry Law Firm represents honest and courageous individuals seeking rewards under the provisions of the False Claims Act. We have helped clients recover money stolen from U.S. taxpayers and benefit from their honesty.

Whistleblower Claims

 If your employer is defrauding the government, you need a legal advocate you can trust. We will protect you from employer retaliation and help you pursue a reward for your information and integrity.


Employers and employees who need legal advice are welcome to contact the Amsberry Law Firm. We look forward to meeting with you at your convenience.