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Audrey E. Mross

Co-chair, Employment and Labor

Practice Areas

  • Equity Incentive Plans
  • Labor and Employment
  • Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and Unfair Competition

Contact

Audrey E. Mross
(972) 628-3661

Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    Dallas, Texas 1994
    Juris Doctorate
    Honors: Phi Delta Phi
  • Kansas State University
    Manhattan, Kansas 1980
    Major: B.S. Marketing

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1994

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Honors and Awards

Phi Delta Phi

KSU Alumni Association, Volunteer of the Year 1999

College of the State Bar of Texas, member since 2006

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
2010 – 2016

The Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine
2014 & 2015

Women In Law Award, Labour and Employment, Lawyer Monthly
2016

Attorney Bio

Audrey E. Mross is a partner and co-chairs the employment and labor law group. Audrey is highly regarded as a legal adviser to companies and HR departments locally and nationally. She worked for 11 years as a human resource professional prior to her legal practice.  Audrey represents clients in matters involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and she guides human resource professionals in proactive measures to avoid litigation.

Among the many services Audrey provides to clients, she assists with drafting employment agreements, handbooks and other employment-related documents to comply with federal, state and local law, for single and multi-state employers.

Audrey is an avid presenter. She receives frequent requests to give speeches, present and serve on employment law discussion panels at employment law and HR professional conferences and seminars. Audrey has given more than 600 speeches, radio broadcasts, and webcasts since 1995. She is sourced and published in USA Today, CNN/Money, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, Dallas Business Journal, HR magazine, SHRM Legal Report, HR Matters magazine and Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes.

Each month, Audrey creates an informative newsletter, Legal Briefs for HR, focused on updating HR professionals, in-house counsel, business owners, and others on various legal issues affecting the human resources community. To join the distribution list, or see archived newsletters, scroll to the top menu on the Munck Wilson Mandala website and click on the “News and Knowledge” tab.  From there, click on “Legal Briefs for HR” on the pull-down menu or email Audrey directly at amross@munckwilson.com.

Representative Experience

  • Company-wide audits and edit of job descriptions, with analysis of FLSA exempt vs. nonexempt and employee vs. contractor status.
  • Preparation of affirmative action plans under E.O. 11246, Rehabilitation Act and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment and Assistance Act, as well as state and local law.
  • Developed and presents managers’ training programs approved by EEOC and U.S. Department of Justice as part of consent decree and serves as part of employers’ affirmative defense against harassment claims.

Presentations & Published Works

  • Two-part article – Employee or Contractor: Self Examination is Good for the Soul/ Employee or Contractor: Changing Legal Climate May Complicate the Oil Patch, RigZone, December 12-13, 2016
  • Texas Employment Law Handbook, Chapter 2-Employment Agreements, 2014 and 2016
  • Handcuffed: Laws Limit Employers Use of Background Reports, Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes, January 2014
  • Rewriting Employee Handbook Policies on Social Media, Today’s General Counsel, April/May 2013
  • Social Networking: An Employer’s Guide to the Risks and Rewards, HR Matters, Summer 2010
  • Effects of U.S. Supreme Court’s Don-Doff Ruling, Texas Lawyer, April 2006
  • Destroying Employee Documents? Not So Fast., Dallas Bar Association’s Headnote, October 2005
  • Updating Your Family Leave Policy, SHRM Legal Report, July/August 2002

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association
Labor and Employment section

State Bar of Texas
Labor and Employment section

Dallas Bar Association
Labor and Employment section
Transition to Law Practice Program Mentor

Dallas Human Resource Management Association
Life Member and Former President

SHRM Texas State Council
Former Co-Director of Legislative Action

Society for Human Resource Management

Kansas State University Alumni Association, 2010 – 2011
Board of Directors, chair

Kansas State University Alumni Association, 2005 – 2012
Board of Directors, member

Kansas State Texans alumni club
President, 1991-present

Kansas State University College of Business Administration Dean’s Advisory Council, 2011 – 2017

Kansas State University College of Business Administration Executive Mentor, 2011 to present

Inaugural Member of K-State Pre-Law Advisory Board, 2015 – present

American Heart Association, 2009 – 2014
Benefits and Compensation Committee

Dallas Chi Omega Alumnae

Texas Association of Business (Dallas Chapter) president, 2014

Texas Association of Business (Dallas Chapter) chair of Employment Relations Committee, 2010 – 2015

Texas Association of Business, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2010 and 2012 – 2014

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow

SMU Dedman School of Law
E-Mentor