A. Kevin Troutman: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

A. Kevin Troutman

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Houston,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone(713) 292-5602

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
  • Education
  • Employee Defection and Trade Secrets
  • Healthcare
  • Hospital and Healthcare Law
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
Contact InfoTelephone: (713) 292-5602
Fax: (713) 292-0151
University McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, B.S., magna cum laude, 1979
Law SchoolLoyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, LA, J.D., summa cum laude, 2001
Admitted2001, Louisiana; 2006, Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional Activities

Houston Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
Houston Chapter of ASHHRA
Business Development Chair, Katy Chamber of Commerce


Kevin Troutman is a partner in the Houston office. In addition to his experience as an attorney, Kevin gained practical experience during more than 17 years working as a human resources executive in the healthcare industry, including a period when he was responsible for 22 hospitals in five states.

He chairs the firm's national Healthcare Practice Group. He has successfully represented clients in hundreds of litigation and administrative matters, before federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies.

He also spends considerable time counseling and training managers and supervisors regarding day-to-day HR issues.

He remains active in human resources groups, including the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, where he has been a speaker at the group's annual conference.

He has also served on various Boards, including for a community hospital, private schools and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce. Kevin is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


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Growing Opioid Abuse Presents Problems For Employers
April 6, 2015

Monitoring Employees: How Far Can You Go?
February 28, 2015

Ebola, Meet The ADA: Advice For Employers On Handling The Outbreak
October 16, 2014

Northwestern Ruling Is Full Of Conflicts
April 5, 2014

Employer Tips For Managing FMLA Compliance
March 13, 2014

The Changing Way Of Internships
May 31, 2013

Employers' No-Harassment Policies Need to Become Less Sexy
March 19, 2013

Practical Policies Can Preempt HR Problems
March 8, 2013

Veterans Deserve Fair Consideration In The Job Market
February 20, 2013

Social Media In The Workplace
December 10, 2012

How Employers Should Address Domestic Violence At Work
December 3, 2012

ADAAA's Twist On Administration Of Employment Practices
August 9, 2012

Take Care in Changing Rules for Home Health Workers
July 20, 2012

NLRB Decisions Demand In-House Counsel Vigilance
December 12, 2011

Automatic Time Deductions for Meal Breaks Can Be Very Costly
July 22, 2011

Goodies For Labor Tucked Away in Health Bill
November 13, 2009

New Legislation on Overtime Presents Troubling Questions
October 2, 2009

Are Employers Prepared for Outbreak of Swine Flu?
April 30, 2009

Nurses Need to Know California Union Facts
November 21, 2008

Unions Are Getting Into Position To Organize Houston-area Nurses
October 4, 2007

Workplace Violence: Assessing Your Hospital's Readiness After the Virginia Tech Murders
April 27, 2007

NLRB Rulings Regarding Supervisors Provide Clarity and Controversy
December 15, 2006

Unions Continue Targeting Healthcare with Aggressive, Varied Tactics
July 28, 2006

Employee Who Refused TB Skin Test Pursues Religious Discrimination Lawsuit
May 31, 2006

Huge Cost of Unemployment Benefits Poses Dilemma for All Louisiana Employers
March 31, 2006

Court Overrules NLRB - Upholds Hospital's Adoption of Mandatory On-Call Policy
January 27, 2006

The Top 10 Employment-Related Mistakes that Automobile Dealers Make...and May Not Recognize
November 8, 2002

Quotes and Soundbites

How to Quit Your Job Gracefully
August 5, 2015

High Court Suspends Houston's Equal Rights Law
July 27, 2015

The Perils of Hiring an Intern: What Businesses Should Know
June 3, 2015

Alert, Productive-and Addicted
April 30, 2015

Demanding Higher Wages, Refinery Workers Strike Shell Oil
February 4, 2015

Labor Talks Resume, But Strikers Hunker Down
February 2, 2015

Re-entering the Workforce With a Chronic Condition
January 15, 2015

Nurse 'Strike' Shows Fears of Ebola Remain
November 12, 2014

University of Michigan, Nurses Sign Ebola Working Conditions Pact
November 11, 2014

Employers Try To Find a Policy Path for Ebola
November 10, 2014

Employers Advised to Heed, but Not Replicate, States' Ebola Precautions
October 31, 2014

SA Virologist: 'We Have To Be Cautious'
October 13, 2014

Review FMLA Practices to Ensure Compliance
September 23, 2014

Sysco Invests To Make Merger Work
August 12, 2014

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Offer Insight On Northwestern Football Ruling
March 28, 2014

Crimean Crisis Highlights Employers' Responsibility For Workers' Safety Overseas
March 24, 2014

Changing State Marijuana Laws Shake Up Drug Policies At Hospitals
March 19, 2014

Union Leaders View Texas As Fertile Ground
February 21, 2014

Bankruptcy: Employee Or Contractor? Brown Medical Center Worker Contends He's Been Misclassified
January 18, 2014

Matters of Faith
December 10, 2013

Feds Close Loophole in Fair Labor Standards Act
November 1, 2013

5 Things To Keep In Mind When Signing An Employment Contract
August 23, 2013

Court's Marriage Ruling Not to Be Ignored
July 25, 2013

Staffing Firms Struggle to Meet Health Insurance Mandate
May 21, 2013

Do Your Anti-Harassment Policies Need an Update?
May 2, 2013

How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully
April 22, 2013

Onward and Upward
March 1, 2013

Employers Should Be Careful with Confidentiality Policies
August 30, 2012

Janitors' Labor Deal Seen As 'Reasonable'
August 10, 2012

Drive Means Everyone Can Join AFL-CIO
March 21, 2012

Whistleblowers And Privacy Rights: How To Manage The Overlap
January 10, 2012

Conference Call - Healthcare: Wellness
July 11, 2011

5 Considerations for Hospitals Facing Union Organization
May 27, 2011

Newsletter Articles

Looking Over Your Employees' Shoulders
April 1, 2015

DOL's Wage Rule for Home Care Workers on Hold
February 2, 2015

Ebola Preparedness
November 3, 2014

Don't Fall Into The Gap: Wage/Hour Lawsuit Highlights Risks For Employers
November 3, 2014

What's An Individualized Analysis - And Why Should I Care?
November 5, 2013

Government Agencies Taking Dim View of Employers' Bright-Line Policies
August 1, 2013

Make Your No-Harassment Policy Less Sexy
August 1, 2013

Top 10 Supervisory Survival Tools For 2013
February 1, 2013

Weighing The Risks Of Not Hiring Obese Applicants
August 1, 2012

EEOC Challenges TB Testing Practices
August 1, 2012

Automatically Deducting For Meal Breaks Can Be Costly
August 1, 2012

Unions Poised to Exploit Changes in NLRB Rules
May 1, 2012

A Look Ahead: Four Trends Healthcare Employers Should Continue to Watch
November 1, 2011

A New Top 10
May 1, 2011

Unions Continue Healthcare Organizing Efforts With Wins In Texas
August 1, 2010

Effective Documentation Speaks Volumes... And Protects Your Hospital
May 3, 2010

Meal Time May Prove Stomach-Churning For Hospitals
August 1, 2009

Those Bleeping Beepers: On-Call Disputes Creating More Litigation Dangers
August 1, 2009

Piercing Through The Body Art Issue
May 1, 2009


Employment Law Update
August 13, 2015

Sex, Lies and Investigate This!
July 1, 2015

Partnering with HR to Reduce the Risk of Costly Employment Claims
June 4, 2015

Hot Legal Issues That Employers Should be Aware of in 2015
March 27, 2015

Ebola Workshop - Preparing for Public Health Emergencies
November 7, 2014

Association Of Corporate Counsel's Back-To-School Symposium
August 21, 2014

2014 Gulf Coast Symposium On HR Issues
May 15, 2014

Supervisor's Top Ten Survival Tools for 2013 - Lake Charles, LA
August 8, 2013

Supervisors' Top 10 Survival Tools for 2013 - Houston, TX
June 19, 2013

Managing Discipline and Terminations Effectively - Webinar
April 9, 2013

Supervisor's Top Ten Survival Tools for 2013
March 14, 2013

Employment Discrimination - Lake Charles, LA
November 10, 2011

Employment Law Update - Houston, TX
October 19, 2011


Board of Directors & Business Development Committee Chair, Katy Chamber of Commerce

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Prevail In ERISA Litigation Before The Fifth Circuit; Victory for Texas Nonsubscriber Employer; Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Win Jury Trial in FMLA Case; Fifth Circuit Court Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment in Breach of Contract Case; 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms District Court Summary Judgment

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Looking Over Your Employees
Michael V. Abcarian,A. Kevin Troutman, April 22, 2015
As shifting privacy lines allow employers to reach further and further into employee conduct, it’s increasingly important that you know the legal limits. Many employees will question the legality of increased employer monitoring of offsite conduct, especially when employees are off-duty.

DOL's Wage Rule for Home Care Workers on Hold
Ted Boehm,A. Kevin Troutman, February 26, 2015
A federal judge has scuttled key aspects of the U.S. Labor Department's (DOL's) rule that would have extended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime requirements to many home care workers. The rule was to have gone into effect January 1, 2015.

Judge Vacates Parts of USDOL Home-Care Regulation
Ted Boehm,A. Kevin Troutman, February 17, 2015
A federal judge has scuttled key aspects of the U.S. Department of Labor's rule that would have extended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum-wage and overtime requirements to many home care workers starting January 1, 2015. Although USDOL will likely appeal the court's rulings, for now...

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