Search form

Julie A. Farmer


P 214-520-2400
F 214-520-2008


Julie A. Farmer is an Associate in the Dallas, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel. 

Ms. Farmer represents management in a wide variety of employment matters before administrative agencies and state and federal courts. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Farmer also counsels management on preventative strategies and advises clients on policies, handbooks, investigations, employment agreements, and best practices in the area of workplace law. Ms. Farmer regularly speaks on a number of employment-related topics.

While attending law school, Ms. Farmer served as Comment Editor for the Texas Tech Law Review.

Published Works

  • Real World Solutions (Thompson Publishing Family and Medical Leave Handbook, August 2008) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “The False Claims Act: Employee Allegations of Retaliatory Dismissal – What You Need to Know to Defend These Claims,” Dallas HR (Dallas, TX, September 2016) (Presenter)
  • “Strategizing the Best Responses to Today’s Workplace Scenarios Challenging HR,” East Texas HR Association (Kilgore, TX, July 2016) (Presenter)
  • “Protecting Your Company’s Secrets,” Mid-Cities HR Association (Arlington, TX January 2016) (Presenter)
  • “Do I Really Have to Pay for That? Understanding and Preventing Claims for Off-the-Clock Work,” Mid-Cities HR Association (Arlington, TX, January 2015) (Presenter)
  • “Managing Smarter in Tough Times,” Komen Affiliate Southeast Regional Training (Ft. Worth, TX, July 2014) (Presenter)
  • “Independent Contractors…or Employees?” Center for Nonprofit Management (Dallas, TX, February 2014) (Presenter)
  • “Best Employment Law Practices in 2014,” National Association of Advertising Distributors, Inc. (Dallas, TX, February 2014) (Presenter)
  • “Fearless Firing: Saying Goodbye Without a Courthouse Reunion,” Center for Nonprofit Management (Dallas, TX, October 2013) (Presenter)
  • “The Workplace Law Landscape for 2013: Trends and Challenges,” Mid-Cities HR Association (Arlington, TX, January 2013)
  • “Managing Injured and Ill Workers Two Years into the FMLA and ADA Amendments,” Mid-Cities HR Association (Arlington, TX, January 2012) (Presenter)
  • “2011 – The Game,” Apple Inc. (Austin, TX, May 2011) (Presenter)

See AllPublications

June 27, 2019

Paid Sick Leave in Dallas and San Antonio Effective August 1

June 27, 2019

Municipal ordinances mandating that employers provide paid sick leave to employees in Dallas and San Antonio will take effect as scheduled on August 1, 2019. Employers should be prepared to comply with the new paid sick leave ordinances by the effective date (for most employers, explained below). Efforts in the most recent Texas... Read More

See AllBlog Posts by Julie A. Farmer

Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Faces Legal Challenge
July 30, 2019

Today two plaintiffs represented by the Texas Public Policy Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging the Dallas paid sick and safe leave ordinance, which is scheduled to go into effect on August 1. Read More

San Antonio May Delay Paid Sick Leave Implementation to December 1; Dallas Remains on Track for August 1 and Issues Rules
July 22, 2019

They say everything is bigger in Texas and the controversy surrounding paid sick leave is no exception. Read More

Paid Sick Leave on Track in Dallas and San Antonio
June 27, 2019

As noted in our recent post, absent extraordinary legislative action or prompt legal challenge, by August 1, 2019, most employers with employees working at least 80 hours a year in Dallas or San Antonio should be prepared to comply with paid sick leave ordinances. Read More