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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Henson Adams

Henson Adams



  • Environmental
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Trade Secret Litigation

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Henson Adams is focused on counseling and defending clients in labor and employment and business matters. Henson takes a results-driven approach. Although he foremost believes in helping clients reduce risk of conflict, Henson is ready to fight for clients when a dispute does arise. He has represented clients in employment, environmental, and commercial litigation in both state and federal court.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Henson graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he enjoyed success on moot court and mock trial teams. He also interned for the Texas Supreme Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Before practicing law, Henson taught Algebra at an at-risk high school. The problem solving and communication skills Henson developed through teaching have translated into his legal practice.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2016


J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2016, with honors, Order of Barristers, Managing Editor, Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law
B.B.A., Oklahoma Christian University, 2011, magna cum laude
Areas of Practice

Environmental | Labor and Employment | Litigation | Trade Secret Litigation


DOL Defines “Reasonable Relationship” Between Exempt Employees’ Guaranteed Salary and Actual Earnings
Haynes and Boone, LLP, November 2018

The Department of Labor issued an opinion letter that provides guidance to employers paying exempt employees an hourly wage or other extra compensation in addition to a guaranteed weekly salary.SeeU.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Div., Opinion Letter (Fair Labor Standards Act), FLSA2018-25 (Nov. 8, 2018) (“Opinion Letter”)...

Department of Labor Rescinds 20 Percent Rule for Tipped Employees
Haynes and Boone, LLP, November 2018

In an about-face from prior guidance, the Department of Labor issued a revised opinion letter on Thursday rescinding the so-called “20 Percent Rule” and expanding employers’ ability to claim the tip credit.SeeU.S. Dept. of Labor, Wage & Hour Div., Opinion Letter (Fair Labor Standards Act), FLSA2018–27 (Nov. 8, 2018) (“Opinion Letter”)...

Ninth Circuit Decision: Employers of Tipped Employees May Want to More Closely Monitor Their Duties
Haynes and Boone, LLP, September 2018

In a case closely monitored by the hospitality industry, the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of servers and bartenders who alleged their employers were improperly claiming employees’ tips as a credit toward the federal minimum wage.Marsh v. J. Alexander’s LLC, No. 15-15791 (9th Cir. Sept. 18, 2018). The en banc court reversed a prior panel decision and rejected the employer’s arguments that the regulations in question were not entitled to judicial deference...

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