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HTMLWill “Host Employers” Face Increased Scrutiny from OSHA?
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2015, previously published on September 9, 2015
For the past several years, the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA has put in place initiatives, formal and informal, relative to temporary employees in the workplace. The upshot of those initiatives is that OSHA cited both the actual employer (the temporary service, the staffing agency, the staff...

 

HTMLDOL Facing Backlash over Proposed Increase in Overtime Pay
Pamela D. Williams; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 8, 2015, previously published on September 4, 2015
As the end of 60 day period for public comment on the proposed revisions to the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") overtime rule approaches, the controversy regarding an increase in overtime pay wages on. According to the regulations.gov website, more than 150,000 comments about this...

 

HTMLOSHA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Response to Court Ruling
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 3, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015
On July 29, 2015, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking clarifying its position on an employer’s obligation to make and maintain “accurate” records of each recordable injury and illness throughout the five...

 

HTMLNew Texas Law Lists Requirements for Condominium Defect Litigation
Clayton C. Cannon, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 3, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015
The Texas Legislature recently passed House Bill 1455 which addresses defect and design claims relative to condominiums and condominium associations. Among the key issues are a series of new steps that must be accomplished before a lawsuit is filed. The new law applies only to a suit filed or...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Takes on Housing Discrimination
Christopher A. Roach; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that certain actions that adversely affect minorities in poor neighborhoods violate the Fair Housing Act (FHA), even if there is no proof that discrimination was intentional. In a 5-4 decision, the Court formally recognized the availability of “disparate...

 

HTMLOSHA Targets Workplace Violence
John D. Surma; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015
For decades, acts of workplace violence were viewed as being limited to altercations between employees and "active shooter" situations involving a disgruntled employee or former employee. Generally speaking, those incidents occur within the four walls of the workplace or nearby company...

 

HTMLAppointing Legacy Contacts for Facebook
Meredith Edwards Collins; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 7, 2015
Earlier this year (Feb. 2015), Facebook announced a new feature that allows Facebook users to designate a legacy contact to manage their Facebook account when they pass away. According to facebook.com, a legacy contact is, "[s]omeone you choose to look after your account if it's...

 

HTMLOSHA Issues New Guidance for Healthcare Entities
John D. Surma; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 10, 2015
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”), 2013 statistics demonstrate that healthcare workers have a rate of work-related illness and injury that is nearly twice as high as the overall rate seen in private industry.1 In the last five years, OSHA has issued...

 

Adobe PDFJudges, Guns, And Facebook: Social Media Lessons For Businesses From The Tactical Firearms Case
Tara E. Nauful, Jack Pringle; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015
Over the past few weeks, the internet has been abuzz over the battle raging between Jeremy Alcede, the former majority owner of CTIL, LLC, dba Tactical Firearms (the debtor), and the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Alcede has doggedly clung to his contention that the...

 

HTMLThe FFIEC Warns Financial Institutions of the Dangers of Cyberattacks Involving Destructive Malware
Paul A. Carrubba, Jack Pringle; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015
On March 30th, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued two Joint Statements1 on behalf of its members2 to warn financial institutions about the threats posed to various credentials by cyberattacks involving “destructive malware.”

 


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