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Lee Douthitt

Lee Douthitt


Lee Douthitt is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. He represents and advises employers in a variety of employment and labor matters. In particular, he assists clients in collective bargaining, administration of their collective bargaining agreements, arbitrations and matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition, Lee counsels clients on compliance with state and federal employment laws, wage and hour, employment discrimination, retaliation claims, and breach of employments contracts.

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“Micro-Units” Eliminated: NLRB Overturns Specialty Healthcare

Adding to the list of falling precedents in the waning days of Chairman Miscimarra’s term, on Friday, the NLRB reversed another of the seminal decisions of the Obama-Board when it overruled the highly controversial Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934 (2011) decision.   The 3-2 decision in PCC Structurals, Inc., 365 NLRB … Continue Reading

Permanent Pause to Persuader Rule: Texas Court Issues Permanent Nationwide Injunction

On November 16, 2016, in National Federation of Independent Business v. Perez, No. 5:16-cv-00066, a federal judge in Texas issued a permanent injunction  preventing the Department of Labor (the “DOL”) from enforcing its new interpretation of the Labor-Management Disclosure Act’s “Persuader Rule.”  The new DOL interpretation would have required far more expansive public disclosure by law … Continue Reading