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Marcus Brown is a shareholder in Winstead's Labor, Employment & Immigration Practice Group. Marcus counsels and represents clients in all areas of labor and employment law in federal and state court, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitration panels, including matters concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Texas Labor Code, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, misappropriation of trade secrets, covenants not to compete, and breach of employment agreements. Marcus also provides case assessments and strategy decisions, as well as advice to clients in various states regarding policies, procedures and various day-to-day employment issues. Marcus is currently expanding his practice to include representation of employers in non-immigrant visa matters.

Marcus is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Co-author of The People Business Blog, which provides news and strategies for business leaders who manage legal matters involving labor, employment, and benefits issues.

Representative Experience

  • Defends single and multi-plaintiff discrimination claims
  • Defends individual claims and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Advising clients on compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act and other state laws regarding employee leave
  • Counseling clients regarding termination decisions, wage and hour issues, and other personnel matters
  • Drafting and reviewing employment agreements, severance agreements, and non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Prosecuting and defending claims regarding the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements
  • Prepares and reviews employment policies and handbooks
  • Conducts anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training programs
  • Prosecutes and defends unfair labor practice charges, including seeking injunctive relief against unions
  • Preparing non-immigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L1 and TN petitions)

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