Ensuring Litigation Occurs Where You Want It -
Companies often include a forum-selection clause in their written agreements to determine where any litigation proceedings will occur. Just as often, however, companies pay…more
Today, most of the scams reported in the news that are targeted against businesses seem to have gone high tech and usually involve illegal hacking into a company’s computer network. However, some fraud still occurs the old…more
On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court issued the long awaited and much anticipated Ewing Construction v. Amerisure Insurance opinion. You may have heard that the ruling was a big victory for contractors, but you…more
In November 2013, EPA issued its draft Strategic Plan for 2014-2018. EPA received comments on the Plan through January 3, 2014, although the comments will probably not lead to significant changes…more
The Texas Railroad Commission announced that it would hire an in-house seismologist to investigate the possible link of oil and gas activity to seismic events. In a January 7, 2014 statement, the Railroad Commission said that…more
Effective December 30, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has amended its regulations for site assessments in real estate transactions to add a new standard, ASTM E1527-13, as satisfying the agency’s requirements…more
As we wave goodbye to 2013 and welcome in 2014, here are a few of the issues we are tracking that could have a material impact on your business…more
Changing Policies and Avoiding Penalties -
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one of the biggest changes to ever hit the world of employee benefits. In order to avoid significant fines and penalties, employers must be up to…more
Decanting has been Texas law for almost three months and several articles have discussed what can be accomplished by decanting (e.g., Bill Pargaman’s 2013 Legislative Update). This article will discuss the documents needed to…more
Can a contractor sue the project’s designer for losses allegedly caused by errors in construction documents?
This question was presented in the Eby v. LAN/STV case, which is now before the Texas Supreme Court…more
With Cyber-Attacks on the Rise, How Can You Prepare?
The risk of a cyber-attack on a U.S. company is growing at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, cyber-attacks are not just an issue for large corporations, high tech…more
In this Issue:
- I. Telecommuting: What You Need to Know If Your Employees Work From Home
- II. Tips for Making It Work When Your Employees Work From Home
- III. Unpaid Internships: What You Need to Know If You…more
On October 24, 2013, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a press release announcing that it had "launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe." One resource is "a…more
On October 15, 2013, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the challenge to EPA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations. The Court consolidated six different appeals from the decision of the United States Court of Appeals…more
In recent years there has been a great deal of media coverage and professional CLE programming on Foreign Corrupt Practice Act prosecutions and enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Securities…more
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