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Wrongful Termination, Workers' Compensation and Work Injuries
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 LEXIS 21729 (5th Cir. 2017) (unpublished).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 LEXIS 21336 (5th Cir. 2017) (unpublished).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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Fair Labor Standards —White Collar Exemption—Expert Witness Testimony. Beck v. Access E Forms, LP, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192741 (E.D. Tex. 2017). The district court granted t...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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Fair Labor Standards Act—Pre-Shift Wait Time. Bridges v. Empire Scaffold, L.L.C., 875 F.3d 222 (5th Cir. 2017). The Portal-to-Portal Act provides rules for determining whether time...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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Employee Benefits Plans—Accidental Injury v. Sickness. Ramirez v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., 872 F.3d 721 (5th Cir. 2017)—In Texas, employers can opt out of workers’ compensation, an...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie ,  1 min read
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Administrative Hearing Officers—“Employee” Status—Texas Workforce Commission v. Harris County Appraisal District, 519 S.W.3d 113 (Tex. 2017)—Members of the Harris Count...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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