On this weeks podcast we have special guests Paul Simon and Dustin Paschal of Frisco, TX based Employment Law Firm Simon I Paschal, PLLC. We talk about the legal side of leadership, while sharing a glass of Buddy Hoppy IPA from Two Docs Brewing Co in Lubbock, TX. About Paul: Paul is a founding membe
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On this weeks podcast we have special guests Paul Simon and Dustin Paschal of Frisco, TX based Employment Law Firm Simon I Paschal, PLLC. We talk about the legal side of leadership, while sharing a glass of Buddy Hoppy IPA from Two Docs Brewing Co in Lubbock, TX. About Paul: Paul is a founding member of Simon | Paschal PLLC. Before forming and managing his own law firm, Paul practiced employment, business and immigration law at another law firm in Dallas.Paul has a wide array of experience in employment matters, including Title VII, state discrimination laws, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, the FMLA, employment contracts, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and numerous other employment laws and regulations. Paul also has a broad businesses-based practice including, business entity formation and dissolution, operating agreements, and contract drafting and review.Paul is both an active transactional attorney and a litigator. Paul regularly appears before state and federal courts on behalf of his clients. In addition to his work as a litigator, Paul serves as an outside General Counsel for many of his clients, a role in which he regularly represents employers before the TWC, EEOC and various other government agencies, creates and implements employee and management training, reviews and drafts employment handbooks and policies and procedures, reviews and drafts various employment-related contracts, and provides regular advice and counseling on a myriad of Human Resources issues. In that role, he also assists clients with their business formation and contractual needs.Paul is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Paul was a five-term member of the DAYL Executive Committee, where he ultimately served as President. Paul has been selected both as a Texas Super Lawyer and a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star. In addition, Paul has been selected by his peers as both a Best Lawyer and a Best Lawyer Under 40 in Dallas by D Magazine.About Dustin: Dustin has always had a passion for employment law Dallas TX. He attended Baylor University where he graduated in 2002 with a B.B.A. in Human Resource Management. While at Baylor, Dustin interned with the Vice President of Human Resources at a national manufacturing company where he experienced first-hand the employment issues facing companies and individuals today. After graduating from Baylor, Dustin attended Baylor School of Law and graduated with a J.D. in 2005. Since graduating, Dustin has practiced exclusively in the area of Employment Law and Business Law.Dustin represents corporations, small businesses, and individual employees and executives. He handles a variety of employment matters, including discrimination and harassment cases, lawsuits involving non-compete agreements, and multi-state collective actions involving wage and hour issues. In addition to his litigation practice, Dustin also reviews individual employment contracts, drafts employee handbooks, and assists companies on a variety of general contractual issues. Dustin takes great pride in helping his clients avoid litigation through proper planning but when his clients need it, Dustin provides aggressive and principled litigation counsel.Dustin is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association. As a former active member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dustin served five terms on the Board of Directors and served as a Co-Chair for numerous committees. Dustin also is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the DAYL Foundation, a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation and a former Associate Member of the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court.Dustin also formerly served as the President of DallasHR, the Dallas chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. DallasHR is the premier organization in Dallas serving Human Resources professionals. Prior to his term as Chair, Dustin served multiple terms on the Board of Directors. Dustin also serves as the Texas SHRM District 1 Director.Dustin regularly speaks on a variety of Human Resources and employment law topics to many different organizations, including local SHRM Chapters, Chambers of Commerce, the Dallas Society of CPAs, and many more.D Magazine honored Dustin as a 2018 Best Lawyer Under 40 and twice as a D Magazine Best Lawyer. He also is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. Dustin was selected annually from 2012 to 2019 as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. Dustin’s peers nominated him for this achievement and he is part of only 2.5% of Texas lawyers classified as Rising Stars. It is this high honor that Dustin strives to match on a daily basis. He has also been selected multiple times as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuter