2008 Session:

Session Description – How to Hire and Fire Employees Without Getting Sued

Hiring and firing employees presents a legal minefield that new and growing businesses must cross successfully. This session will include practical hiring tips, firing tips, and an interactive session on questions you can and cannot ask job applicants. The focus will be on preventing common costly mistakes.

About the Speaker

Paul Skeith

Hilger Bell & Richards, LLP, Managing Partner

Practice Areas

Business and Corporate Law
Health Law
Real Estate

Background

Paul Skeith represents business, health care practices, and nonprofits entities. His practice includes the formation and restructuring of business entities, drafting and negotiating contracts, real estate transactions, and business succession planning.

Education

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1994
University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs, M.P. Aff., 1998
University of Texas, J.D., 1998
Law Clerk to Hon. Thomas M. Reavley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional Licenses & Memberships

Admitted 1998, State Bar of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
Member of Travis County Bar Association and Austin Young Lawyer’s Association; Phi Beta Kappa