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Texas Adopts Statewide Texting-While-Driving Ban

Blog | June 20, 2017

Effective September 1, 2017, Texas will become the 47th state to pass a statewide ban on texting while driving. Governor Abbott’s signing of House Bill 62 is an effort to unify Texas under a uniform ban and remedy the “patchwork quilt of regulations that dictate driving practices in Texas.” The bill specifically prohibits drivers from…

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Fair Labor Standards Act

Blog,Fair Labor Standards Act | May 1, 2017

An employer who requires or permits an employee to work overtime is generally required to pay the employee premium pay for such overtime work. Employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of forty (40) in a workweek of at least one and one-half times…

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More Reasons to Buckle Up

Blog | March 8, 2017

Last year, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an opinion in the case of Nabors Well Services, LTD., et. al v. Asuncion Romero, et. al., which overruled years of established case law regarding seat belt use in the state of Texas. In this case, it was alleged Plaintiffs family members were not wearing seat belts…

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