The Law Offices of John J. Durkay

Labor & Employment Law

Mr. Durkay is certified as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has represented private employers in the Golden Triangle for 35 years in their relationships with labor unions including negotiating contracts and handling grievance arbitrations in the industrial sector, in the construction industry, in the shipbuilding and offshore industries and in the health care industry. He has extensive experience in municipal employment issues and has negotiated agreements and handled grievances for municipal employers with their fire and police unions..

Specific capabilities:

  • Mr. Durkay can advise you regarding employee-related issues
  • He can advise your business regarding pay practices, including proper calculation of overtime pay
  • He can help your business with union relations including union elections, negotiation with labor unions and management and arbitration of grievances under collective bargaining agreements
  • He can help your business with employee handbooks
  • He can represent your business before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Wage and Hour Administration, the Texas Workforce Commission (unemployment and Pay Day Act proceedings) and the National Labor Relations Board
  • He can train your supervision in proper supervisory tactics and legal compliance
  • He can represent your municipality in negotiations with your fire and police employee unions and in arbitrating their grievances
  • He can assist your municipality with employment and pay issues including overtime, civil rights, and equal employment opportunity
  • He can assemble an appropriate trial team for your federal and state employment lawsuits and monitor their representation of your business in your suit