Joseph R. Buller

Joseph R. Buller

Littler Mendelson PC, Associate

Houston, Texas

Joseph Buller advises employers on a broad range of employment matters. He is both a seasoned litigator and experienced counselor to his clients. As a litigator, Jay routinely handles unfair competition disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cases regarding noncompetition/nonsolicitation agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets, frequently seeking and defending against requests for preliminary and emergency injuctive relief. He also defends clients against wage and hour claims, including class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23. Jay appears regularly in court and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Texas Workforce Commission. He defends against claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and state employment laws. As a counselor, Jay drafts and revises corporate policies and employee handbooks. He offers guidance on hiring and terminations, data protection and privacy issues, and responses to employee complaints. To help avoid litigation for his clients, Jay leads internal investigations and frequently negotiates presuit resolutions to a wide variety of employee disputes.

Experience

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Littler Mendelson PC
Associate
∼ Present
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