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Rachel M. Hoffer

Associate

Houston
Direct: (713) 225-2348
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Rachel Hoffer is an associate in the Labor and Employment Department in the Houston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Ms. Hoffer focuses her practice on all aspects of labor and employment litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on wage and hour litigation. She has represented employers before state and federal administrative agencies and before state and federal courts in matters arising under state and federal wage and hour laws, state and federal antidiscrimination laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act and its state counterparts, and other state laws, including wrongful discharge, contract, and tort claims. Ms. Hoffer has advised clients regarding wage-hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law, including issues related to independent contractors, exemptions, and "off the clock" work. In addition, Ms. Hoffer has counseled employers regarding the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, disability accommodations, employee terminations and discipline, and employee privacy.

Rachel Hoffer is an associate in the Labor and Employment Department in the Houston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Ms. Hoffer focuses her practice on all aspects of labor and employment litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on wage and hour litigation. She has represented employers before state and federal administrative agencies and before state and federal courts in matters arising under state and federal wage and hour laws, state and federal antidiscrimination laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act and its state counterparts, and other state laws, including wrongful discharge, contract, and tort claims. Ms. Hoffer has advised clients regarding wage-hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law, including issues related to independent contractors, exemptions, and "off the clock" work. In addition, Ms. Hoffer has counseled employers regarding the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, disability accommodations, employee terminations and discipline, and employee privacy.

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2008)
    Executive Editor, Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law
  • A.B., Duke University (2005)
    cum laude
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Admissions

  • Texas

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Presentations

  • “New Rules for Overtime Pay: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How?,” Association of Corporate Counsel - Houston Chapter, Back-to-School Symposium (Houston, Texas)

Publications

  • Author, “Sex Bomb: Democrats Push Paycheck Fairness Act—Again,” Wage & Hour Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 27, 2013)
  • Co-Author, “New Law Entitles Texas Employees to Store Firearms in Private Vehicles on Employers’ Property,” One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (July 14, 2011)
  • Co-Author, “Texas Employer Fights Back Against FLSA Plaintiffs Who Refuse To Engage In Discovery — And Wins!,” Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 19, 2013)
  • Co-Author, “ContractorGate: Court Awards Employer Over $550,000 In Attorney’s Fees And Costs Based On DOL’s Unreasonable Litigation Position,” Wage & Hour Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 11, 2014)
  • Co-Author, “Wage-Hour Audits: Lessons Learned From Chipotle’s Heartburn,” Wage & Hour Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (May 20, 2015)
  • Co-Author, “Fifth Circuit Rejects Off-the-Clock Bid: That’s Not Fair(child),” Wage & Hour Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 8, 2016)