The New Rules on Non-Competes and Severance Agreements
SHRM & HRCI Credits Approved!
Wilson Stoker, Principle, Jackson Lewis
Wilson Stoker will provide a legal update regarding significant changes to the scope of policies and agreements that companies may have with employees. This will include a discussion of national trends and legislation restricting restrictive covenants, non-competes and non-disclosure agreements. Wilson will also provide an update on best practices for drafting employer policies resulting from NLRB decisions that are changing the landscape for employee handbooks and policies, as well as approved language regarding confidentiality agreements and severance agreements.
Board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Wilson is sought by employers for his practical, proactive advice and to work with management to resolve day-to-day personnel issues. He frequently conducts workplace training, providing compliance assistance in all areas, including harassment investigations, auditing human resources practices, handbook policies and general counsel advice.
Wilson has broad experience representing employers in a wide range of employment lawsuits in state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the United States. He has defended businesses in litigation involving FMLA, ADA, FLSA, wage and hour, Title VII harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, as well as state law claims. Wilson has worked with numerous employers to successfully defend DOL, EEOC and TWC complaints and investigations. In addition, he has particular experience assisting government contractors with all aspects of OFCCP affirmative action compliance including developing and maintaining affirmative action plans.
Wilson is a frequent speaker on hot-button labor and employment law issues, including social media issues, harassment prevention, and disability accommodations.
Wilson clerked for the Honorable John M. Manos, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio. Prior to law school, he worked as a financial analyst for Lehman Brothers in New York City. Wilson is originally from Buffalo, NY.
Honors and Recognitions
- Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Labor & Employment Law
- Super Lawyers, 2022
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (“LLS”), Board of Trustees (2019-present)
- YMCA, Youth Coach
See you there!