Employment Law

Legal Issues Arising After Natural Disasters

Over the last couple of months, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have dominated the news. Now wildfires are sweeping through Northern California, and have displaced to date more than 20,000 citizens. Damages from these events are estimated to total upwards of $65 billion. Secondary to the tragic loss of life that has occurred as a [...]

2017-10-20T11:02:12+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Business Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Real Estate|

Legal Considerations for Startups

With our recent economic expansion and favorable regulatory and tax environments, Texas has become an excellent starting place for new businesses. Startups have an excellent opportunity for growth in the state, but there are still plenty of legal issues to consider. Here, we’ll go over a few of the key legal considerations startups should take [...]

Beware The Hidden Franchise

Have you entered into a partnership with others who are investing their time and money in your business, e.g. someone who sells your products or services in return for a fee or investment?  If so, you may be operating a hidden or “accidental franchise,” which means you are guilty of operating a franchise without following [...]

2017-08-01T10:22:30+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Business Law, Business Litigation, Employment Law, Fraud|

Employee Disloyalty – When an Employee Breaches Their Fiduciary Duty

When you hear the words “your fiduciary responsibility to a company,” you might be imagining the inner workings of the corner office or the board room.  Did you know that, if you are employed, you have a fiduciary responsibility to your employer? There is much confusion about the true meaning of term “fiduciary.” Many believe [...]

2017-07-23T23:33:11+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Business Law, Business Litigation, Employment Law, Fraud|

Does your business have a valid non-compete agreement?

Employees are a key to a successful business. No matter how good the product, the inability to do something with the product eliminates the value of a product. The perfect example is found in the movie industry. If you interested in watching a suspense movie, would you choose a movie with Mike Myers or Denzel [...]

2017-06-07T17:49:36+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Business Law, Employment Law|

New Overtime Rules

President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update overtime rules. The new rule goes into effect on December 1, 2016. The new rule will: Raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week ($23,660) to $913 ($47,476 per year), ensuring protections to 4.2 million workers. Automatically update the salary threshold every three years, based on [...]

2017-05-10T11:04:02+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Business Law, Employment Law|