Bryan Neal

Bryan Neal

Thompson & Knight LLP

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Managing Workforce Contraction During An Energy Slump: Frequently Asked Questions

Continuing the Q&A series following our previous in-house “Falling Oil Prices and RIFs: A Roundtable Overview of the Most Significant Legal Compliance Obligations” compliance seminar, this week's discussion centers around the...more

2/20/2015 - Employer Liability Issues Energy Sector Involuntary Reduction in Force Oil & Gas Oil Prices WARN Act

Supreme Court Closes Term with Significant Employment-Related Ruling

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued the last of its opinions for the 2013-2014 annual term. Included was Burwell/Health and Human Services v. Hobby Lobby, a case addressing a religious-based challenge to contraceptive-related...more

7/1/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Hobby Lobby Religious Exemption SCOTUS

Supreme Court Rejects NLRB Appointments

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that President Obama did not have the authority to make recess appointments—appointments that bypass the normal Senate-approval process—of three members of the National Labor Relations...more

6/30/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Is Time On Your Side? Using Mandatory Time Limits on Suing as Part of a Risk Management Strategy

Last December, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. that provisions in ERISA plans limiting the time to sue for benefits are enforceable unless the time limitation is...more

2/19/2014 - Claims Limitations Period Disability Benefits Employment Contract ERISA Risk Management

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