Dallas Employment Lawyer.  Texas Employment Law Firm

D Magazine, "Top Lawyers in Dallas under 40" 
Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013


The right Dallas employment lawyer makes a difference.  Whether you're an individual or a business, you want not just answers, but solutions to your workplace problems.  You want a trusted advisor.  And when a lawsuit cannot be avoided, you want an aggressive litigator.  Above all else, you want a lawyer with a personal touch to guide you through the process.  

Employment attorney Barry Hersh provides strategic advice and savvy litigation representation to individuals and businesses faced with some of today’s most vexing workplace issues:  overtime pay, non-compete agreements and unfair competition, unpaid commissions and bonuses, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, independent contractor misclassification, and other complex employment litigation.  He also reviews and negotiates severance agreements and non competition covenants, and assists professionals and employers in minimizing the legal obstacles often associated with ending an employment relationship. 

Barry opened his Dallas employment law firm to provide Employees and Employers with tenacious representation, innovative solutions, and straight forward legal advice explained in plain English, not legalese.  Because his  law firm represents individuals and businesses, Barry understands from experience what motivates plaintiffs and defendants in employment-related disputes.  This dual perspective, and Barry's focus on business-minded solutions, shapes not just his approach to helping clients to avoid disputes, but also the law firm's litigation strategy.  

Who better than Barry’s peers to recognize that his practical, client-first approach works?  In 2006, D Magazine recognized Barry as one of the "Top Lawyers in Dallas under 40."  More recently, Texas lawyers have selected Barry as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in Employment Litigation in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.  More rewarding than this recognition is the feedback that Barry receives from his Clients.

Barry represents individuals and small businesses throughout the state of Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Mesquite, Garland, McKinney, Allen, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Denton, Sherman, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Wichita Falls, and more. 

Contact Barry to understand your employment law rights and obligations, recover overtime pay, or obtain representation in connection with a workplace dispute.   

All consultations are confidential and by appointment only.  



Certified in Labor and Employment Law,
Texas Board of Legal Specialization




General Information

If you’re an employee or employer interested in obtaining a consultation with Dallas employment attorney Barry Hersh or retaining his law firm's services, we encourage you to submit your information to the law firm through the Contact Us page on this website. Generally, submitting information through the website is quicker than submitting information by telephone. This is especially true when Barry is in court, mediation, depositions, or client meetings.

When you submit your information online, please be sure to provide us with enough information to determine whether or not Barry can assist you as well as whether the law firm is conflicted from providing you representation.

If you’re an employee with a wrongful termination, non-compete agreement, overtime pay, unpaid commission, employment discrimination (e.g. pregnancy discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, race discrimination, etc.), retaliation, workplace harassment, severance agreement, independent contractor misclassification, or other employment law issue, this means that you should include your full name, e-mail address, telephone number, the name of your employer or about whom your case concerns, your dates of employment, and your annual compensation or rate of pay, as well as a sentence or two explaining your situation. This information is very important. The law firm generally does not reply to inquiries that merely contain an individual’s name and no other information, or that state nothing more than “Please call me” or something similar.

If you’re an employer or small business with employees or independent contractors in Texas and you’re interested in obtaining Barry's employment law help, be sure to provide your name, telephone number, the name of your company or organization, and general description of your situation. It is also helpful if you expressly state that you are an employer. Dallas employment lawyer Barry Hersh drafts and reviews executive severance release agreements, employment contracts, and Texas non-compete agreements; creates and revises employment handbooks; performs wage and hour audits and overtime pay and independent contractor classification audits; investigates workplace discrimination and workplace harassment claims; performs on-site employment law training; provides day-to-day human resources and personnel law counseling, and represents businesses involved in Texas employment litigation before the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Labor Board, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), state and federal courts, and before arbitrators and mediators.

If our Dallas employment lawyer or the Hersh employment law firm is unable to represent you, we will make every effort to refer you to another Dallas employment law firm that handles employment litigation, civil rights, or workplace law.

Information provided to the Hersh Law Firm will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted under the law. If you’re an employee, you should never submit information to the law firm from or while using any computer, printer, scanner, fax machine, e-mail, cell phone, tablet, or other network device, hardware, or software belonging to or monitored by your employer. This may destroy the confidential nature of your information. Also, please note that a consultation, telephone call, or e-mail to Dallas attorney Barry Hersh will not create an attorney-client relationship. No attorney-client relationship exists with the Hersh Law Firm or Dallas employment lawyer Barry Hersh and you unless and until a written representation agreement is executed.

Barry Hersh is certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. According to the State Bar of Texas, less than one percent of Texas' 87,000 licensed attorneys are certified in Labor and Employment Law. Barry is licensed to practice law by the Texas Supreme Court in all state courts in Texas, the federal U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, and Western District of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Dallas employment lawyers like Barry Hersh handle the following types of employment law matters: pregnancy discrimination, religious discrimination, religious harassment, race discrimination, color discrimination, sex discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment in the workplace, gender harassment, racial harassment, gender discrimination, national origin discrimination, employment retaliation, workers' compensation retaliation, unpaid overtime and related overtime pay disputes, whistleblower claims, wrongful termination in violation of public policy/Sabine Pilot, breach of employment agreement, breach of employment contract, unpaid commissions, unpaid bonuses, claims for other unpaid or denied compensation or benefits, and employee stock option claims.

Employment law firms in Dallas, like the Hersh Law Firm PC, handle claims arising under numerous employment law-related statutes, including claims for violations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (discrimination against women because they are pregnant), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)(age discrimination), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) (race discrimination, gender discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, racial harassment, national origin discrimination, religious discrimination, retaliation, and failure to provide a religious accommodation), Civil Rights Act of 1866 (race discrimination, national origin discrimination, retaliation), Equal Pay Act (EPA), Texas Labor Code, Texas Pay Day Act, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA) (race discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, racial harassment, national origin discrimination, religious discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and failure to provide a religious accommodation), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)(child labor laws, unpaid overtime, wage and hour claims), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)(retaliation for taking pregnancy leave, paternity leave, maternity leave, medical leave, or leave to care for a sick relative), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice Act (WARN)(mass layoffs, plant closings), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)(denial of benefits and retaliation), USERRA (employment discrimination against employees in the military), the retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and other federal, state and local employment laws.

Employment lawyer Barry Hersh and the Hersh employment law firm also can assist you with the review and negotiation of a severance agreement, termination agreement, separation agreement, release agreement, and other post employment agreements. These agreements generally are offered in exchange for a release of claims against a former employer. The terms of these separation agreements, termination agreements, severance agreements, release agreements, and other post employment agreements may dramatically affect your employee rights, including whether you may bring or maintain a lawsuit against a former employer. Barry represents employees and employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) (formerly known as the Texas Commission on Human Rights (TCHR) (also known as the Texas Labor Board)), and the U.S. Department of Labor.