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Wrongful Termination, Workers' Compensation and Work Injuries
Employees subject to certain Department of Transportation standards under the Motor Carrier Act are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements, but the exemption depends on detail...
Jul 05, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 2 min read
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Alamo Heights Independent School District v. Clark, 544 S.W.3d 755 (Tex. 2018)  The Texas Supreme Court stated that harassment is illegal “discrimination” only if it is “because of”...
Jul 05, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 3 min read
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The highest criminal court in Texas (equal to the Texas Supreme Court -- The Court of Criminal Appeals); held that it was a felony for a parent to get her child to sneak into a locker ro...
Jul 05, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 3 min read
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Non-Subscribers—Tort Liability for Work-Related Accidents—Failure to Provide Necessary Instrumentalities—Employee Knowledge of Risk—Advance Tire and Wheels, LLC v. Enshikar, 527 S.W.3d 4...
Jul 05, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie ,  3 min read
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New Mexico recently added a new rule of civil procedure for wrongful death claims. Section 1-105 provides that certain notice provisions are to be provided statutory beneficiaries. ...
Mar 13, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie ,  4 min read
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Texas Supreme Court provides guidance on video use in workers’ comp case When can video footage serve as evidence in a personal-injury suit that arises from a workplace accident? That...
Mar 13, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 3 min read
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Barnard v. L-3 Communications Integrated Systems L.P., 2017 WL 3726764 (N.D. Tex. 2017)—This case is an example of a growing issue in employment: drug testing for lawful prescripti...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 2 min read
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Mir v. L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, L.P., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185426 (N.D. Tex. 2017). There was an issue of fact precluding summary judgement with respect to the plaintiff’s...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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EEOC v. BDO USA, L.L.P., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 23067 (5th Cir. 2017). The EEOC subpoenaed certain documents and the employer asserted that some of the documents were protected by the atto...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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Atkins v. Southeast Community Health System, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 21729 (5th Cir. 2017) (unpublished). The plaintiff’s Title VII retaliation claim failed as a matter of law because the t...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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Barrett v. American Airlines, Inc., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 21336 (5th Cir. 2017) (unpublished). After completing administrative proceedings the plaintiff filed a Chapter 21 discrimination ...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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Title VII—Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies—What Constitutes a “Charge.” Gonzales v. Pan American Laboratories, LLC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173899 (N.D. Tex. 2017). The pl...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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