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This practice group of Seltzer, Chadwick, Soefje & Ladik, PLLC is very knowledgeable as to the following federal and Texas laws governing employee compensation and benefits:


  • Affordable Care Act ("ACA").

  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 ("COBRA")

  • Davis-Bacon Act.

  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA").

  • Equal Pay Act ("EPA").

  • Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").

  • Immigration & Nationality Act.

  • Internal Revenue Code, Section 409A

  • McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act.

  • Texas Payday Law.

  • Texas Small Employer Health Insurance Availability Act.

  • Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

  • Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act. 

Compliance & Risk Management

The firm provides legal counsel to employers regarding compliance and risk management strategies as to employee compensation and benefits.  The firm is qualified to provide counsel as to:


  • Compensation policies and procedures

  • Employee benefit plan options

  • Executive compensation arrangements

  • Federal contract requirements

  • Worker classifications.

Administrative Investigations

The firm provides legal representation to employers and fiduciaries during audits and investigations by administrative agencies, including:

  • Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division ("DOL")

  • Employee Benefits Security Administration

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Texas Workforce Commission ("TWC")

Claim Resolution & Litigation

The firm provides legal representation to employers and fiduciaries in responding to employee compensation and benefit claims before and during litigation. The firm's attorneys are knowledge regarding the procedures in the following litigation forums:


  • Arbitration

  • Texas State and Appellate Courts, including the Texas Supreme Court

  • TWC

  • U.S. District and Appellate Courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court


The experience of the firm's attorneys in employee compensation and benefit matters, includes the construction, health care, hospitality, housing, manufacturing, restaurant and service industries. The firm is especially proud to have represented large employers in FLSA collective actions and ERISA fiduciary liability claims. 



The Fair Labor Standards Act

Since 2016, Robert G. Chadwick, Jr. has been a contributor to the supplements for the Third Edition of Fair Labor Standards Act, published by Bloomberg BNA, the essential treatise for helping practitioners understand FLSA coverage and exemptions.

Employee Compensation & Benefits

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