Coffey discusses public-sector HR management and how it differs from the private-sector with attorney Julia Gannaway.

They discuss the impact of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the US Constitution; drug testing of government employees; and federal employment laws that don’t apply to public-sector employers.

They also discuss documenting employment actions in an environment where most records are publicly available; Texas’ civil service rules and other statutory due process requirements; and public-sector unions.

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Julia Gannaway

Julia Gannaway

Julia Gannaway is a partner in the law firm of Ross | Gannaway, PLLC. Her practice is dedicated largely to employment in the public sector, and the firm represents only employers. The firm’s office is located in Southlake, but their clients are around Texas.

She advises clients on matters relating to employer investigations and public safety disciplinary actions in Chapter 143 settings and non-Chapter 143 cities; matters relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act and Texas law regarding clients before Federal and State courts, administrative hearings for civil service and TCOLE, and in EEOC/DOL investigations.

Julia is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M with an economics degree and obtained her J.D. from the University of Houston in 1994.

Julia worked as an Assistant City Attorney in Odessa and Bryan before transitioning to private practice.

She is a member of the Texas City Attorney’s Association and the Texas Bar College. Julia currently serves on the Fort Worth HR Board of Directors as Legal and Legislative Director. She also is a regular speaker for various employer organizations around Texas.

Contact | (817) 774-6416


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