Brian T. Farrington is a Shareholder at Cowles & Thompson. His practice consists of transactional work advising and representing management concerning employment law. Principal practice areas are Fair Labor Standards Act and Equal Employment Opportunity laws. Also, Texas Workforce Commission unemployment eligibility, government contracts labor standards (Davis Bacon Act, Service Contract Act), OSHA 11(c), and state wage payment laws.
During Mr. Farrington’s career, he has represented hundreds of employers in investigations conducted by U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division under FLSA. He has prepared dozens of position statements annually in response to EEOC/state discrimination and harassment charges. He has additional experience in responding to complaints under OSHA 11(c), state wage payment laws. Mr. Farrington has also engaged as an expert witness in more than 50 cases in federal and state court. In the 1980’s, he was an Investigator/Compliance Officer in Chicago and later promoted to Assistant District Director in the Dallas Office of Wage-Hour where he supervised over 5,000 investigations. Mr. Farrington is noted for his exceptional ability as a speaker and trainer. He has taught sessions on the FLSA for the State Bar of Texas and Arkansas, and for the Dallas Bar Association. He has addressed groups such as the Society of Human Resource Management, the Texas Payroll Conference, attendees at AADP's "Meeting of the Minds" national conference, Ceridian Corporation's "Insights" national conference, local chapters of the Human Resources Associations, American Payroll Association, American Compensation Association, and many others.
Mr. Farrington is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association. He received his B.A. summa cum laude degree in 1973 from the University of Dallas and his M.A., degree in 1974 from the University of Chicago. He received his J.D. degree in 1994 from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1994 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.