John R. Herring

Photo of John R. Herring John is a trial attorney who joined the Dallas office in July 2013. His practice focuses on a wide variety of disputes in both federal and state courts. On behalf of individuals, businesses, and financial institutions, John has litigated and tried matters involving contract disputes, business torts, oil and gas disputes, real property, commercial loan and security agreements, as well as personal and catastrophic injuries. John has significant experience handling tort litigation, particularly in the areas of transportation and insurance-related claims. John also has experience defending class action litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Recent developments in California labor and employment law

Recent California labor and employment law developments could signal good news for employers facing individual and/or representative claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”).  Specifically, a newly-enacted state law could potentially help rein-in the rising number of individual and representative PAGA claims by providing employers an opportunity to remedy certain “technical” Labor Code violations … Continue reading

US Department of Labor to Review FLSA Overtime Exemptions

The Obama Administration has recently become more active in controlling the debate on exemptions to the US Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements. In addition to prioritizing the federal minimum wage during the president’s second term, the Obama Administration has also asked the US Department of Labor to examine existing exemptions to laws that otherwise would require … Continue reading