Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

Texas Property Insurers Consider Changes to Hail Policies

Texas is in the midst of a hail lawsuit crisis. Tens of thousands of lawsuits have been filed across the state, with dozens more being filed every day. Many of the lawsuits involve meritless claims solicited by case-runners…more
| Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

That is SO last week - July 2015 #4

Last week, the Equality Act was introduced in Congress. If enacted, this historic legislation will prohibit discrimination in employment and other life activities on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It’s too…more
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

HR Has More Important Things To Do

On Tuesday, Salon published an article titled “5 Ways Corporate HR Departments Monitor Your Movements – Even When You’re Not Working.” Because we’re always interested in the subject of employee monitoring, we eagerly clicked on…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Texas Legislature Reins in Public Adjuster Conduct

Obvious to anyone in the insurance industry, Texas courts are experiencing an explosion of first-party property insurance lawsuits arising from wind and hail related insurance claims. Dozens of lawsuits are filed every day in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

That is SO last week - July 2015 #3

There’s just no rest for employment lawyers this summer. We had another exciting week. The biggest news was the EEOC’s ruling that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The agency found that an…more
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Big Data & Employer Recordkeeping Requirements

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued a janitorial and facilities management company for its failure to keep adequate recruitment records. The EEOC alleges that the company used “criminal history…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Primer on Insurance Dispute Resolution in China

We previously discussed in a June 10, 2015, guest article the basics of insurance underwriting and claim handling in China. In this article, we give an overview of the legal framework and relevant key issues in insurance…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, International Law & Trade

Ostriches Beware: E-Discovery Ethics In Social Media

“Electronic document creation and/or storage, and electronic communications, have become commonplace in modern life, and discovery of ESI is now a frequent part of almost any litigated matter. Attorneys who handle litigation may…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery

That is SO last week - July 2015 #2

Last week, The New York Times’ The Upshot blog covered a topic that has been one of our top concerns for a while: how big data can discriminate. The post followed a Carnegie Mellon University study that reported, among many…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

[Webinar] Personally Identifiable Information: Employer Risks & Responsibilities - July 16, 12:00pm CDT

Please join us from Noon-1:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, July 16 for an informative and timely webinar where we will address these questions: Did you know that hackers often use your employees to get into your company's…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Party Time: Mixing Drinks at the Company Picnic

It’s summer, and time for company softball tournaments, picnics, and outdoor happy hours. These are functions at which employees get a chance to relax with each other, meet each other’s families, and bond over outdoor games and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

California Employers: Are You Ready For Paid Sick Leave?

So you have employees in California. You’ve got your new Paid Sick Leave poster up on the break room wall. You’ve provided your employees with updated Labor Code 2810.5 forms that explain Paid Sick Leave (“PSL”) entitlement. …more
| Labor & Employment Law

That is SO last week - July 2015

While many Americans were celebrating the country’s 239th birthday and preparing for an amazing World Cup victory, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its long awaited proposal for new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations. …more
| Labor & Employment Law

Marital Status Discrimination

During a recent conversation with an experienced business lawyer, it became clear that, despite his representation of companies in several states, he was unfamiliar with the concept of marital status discrimination. That got us…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

That is SO last week - June 2015 #3

Last week's historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage dominated the news across the country. Among its many effects, this ruling means that human resources departments will be busy revising Family and Medical…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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