Stephen E. Irving

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Stephen E. Irving

Senior Counsel

Houston, TX

P +1 713.568.1500

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P 713.568.1500

F 713.568.1490

“Coaches say the best offense is a good defense. I have found that the best courtroom strategy in employment matters is to have well drafted, legally-sufficient employment policies executed and implemented by expertly-trained managers.”

Bio

Highlights

Admissions

State of Texas

State of Maryland

United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

Houston Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section, Litigation Section, Construction Law Section)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); HR Houston

Texas Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section, Litigation Section, Construction Law Section)

Education & Courses

Boston College, BA Speech Communications

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, JD

Awards & Recognitions

Labor & Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2007 – present

Texas Bar College

Publications & Presentations

“OSHA 2024,” Georgia Tech’s Safety Speaker Series Webinar - Professional Master’s in Occupational Safety and Health (PMOSH), March 2024 (Speaker)

“United States Department of Labor Finalizes Independent Contractor Rule,” P&A Client Alert, January 2024 (co-author)

“2023 Update on Labor & Employment Law for Texas Contractors,” a P&A and AGC of South Texas Lunch N Learn, May 2023 (Speaker)

“Beat the Heat: Heat Stress Safety Tips for Homebuilders.” a P&A and Core Safety Group Webinar, March 2023 (Speaker)

“Fall Protection in Residential Construction: Risks and Best Practices,” a P&A and Core Safety Group Webinar, November 2022 (Speaker)

“Utilizing Technical Mediation and Other Alterative Dispute Resolution Measures to Resolve Complex Construction Disputes,” Risk Management in Underground Construction Course, February 2023 (co-presenter)

“The Status of OSHA’s Impending Heat Stress Standard,” ConsensusDocs Newsletter, May 2022 (Author)

“Can You Stump HCA Employment Lawyers?,” Houston Contractors Association (HCA) Q&A seminar, March 2022 (Speaker)

“OSHA Regulations in 2022,” National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) Webinar, February 2022 (Speaker)

“OSHA: What to Expect in 2022,” Construction Executive, December 2021 (Author)

“Remote Working, Vaccines and Employment Obligations,” DRI, December 2021 (Co-Author)

“Remote Working, Vaccines and Employment Obligations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act,” P&A Client Alert, October 2021 (Co-Author)