Farheen focuses her practice in the areas of employment law, franchising, and corporate law in the start-up/tech space.
Farheen’s franchise practice includes creation of franchise disclosure documents and related contracts; reviewing and advising potential franchisees on franchise disclosure documents; training franchise systems in proper administration of franchise agreements and associated contracts; and advising on franchisor-specific issues such as compliance with federal and state franchise laws.
Farheen’s employment practice includes reviewing franchisor manuals and employee handbooks, especially to ensure compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws; reviewing of internal and system wide policies; drafting and advising on employment contracts (including executive employment contracts; advising on independent contractor versus employee issues, and joint employer issues, including mitigation of risk; advising on EEOC/TWC-CRD discrimination charges; advising on compliance with Section 7 and Section 8 of the NLRA; and wage and hour compliance and DOL audits.
Before joining Mullin Law, PC, Farheen worked as a litigation associate at two prominent Dallas-area firms, devoting her practice to matters in arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts. Farheen also has experience resolving matters before the Texas Workforce Commission-Civil Rights Division, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Farheen received her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law, where she was actively involved as a board member in several student organizations. Farheen interned for a variety of courts and state offices, including the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas County Court of Law #4, Dallas County Public Defender’s Office, and Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, child abuse division. She was also an articles editor for SMU’s International Law Review, an oralist on Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, and an SMU Barrister. Farheen earned her bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Select Presentations and Publications
“Department of Labor’s Voluntary Agreements with Franchisors: Best Practices – Wage & Hour Issues,” Moderator, DBA Franchise Law and Distribution Section, Panel Discussion (October 18, 2016)
“Franchising Law: Do you Know what you are Doing?,” presented on The Knowledge Group as a Live Webcast (June 21, 2016)
“Joint Employer Liability: Best Practices to Mitigate Risks,” presented on The Knowledge Group as a Live Webcast (January 12, 2016)
Mullin Law Blog
“Negotiate Your Noncompete (Part 1)” (2015)
“Negotiate Your Noncompete (Part 2)” (2015)
“The Aca: Must Employers Offer Health Insurance to Paid Summer Interns” (2015)
“What Employers Must Know About NLRB Proceedings,” Co-authored with Gino Rossini (2015)
“Neuropsychological Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children,” Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases, Co-authored with Primary Investigator, Dr. Harvey Levin (2010)
Memberships and Committees
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
-Chair (2017), Treasurer (2016), Franchise and Distribution Law Section
-Labor and Employment Section
State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Section
Dallas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Bar Admissions and Licenses
Supreme Court of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas