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COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Industry in Harris County

As the number of COVID-19 cases reach 45,000 in Harris County as of July 13, 2020, which includes the city of Houston, Governor Greg Abbott has halted additional reopening phases but has been reluctant to extend the “stay home, work safe” […]

PODCAST: Interview with In-House Counsel at Encore Permian

Download the iPhone/iPad app for our podcast at, or the Android app at The podcast is also available on iTunes (, Google Play (, Spotify […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

OSHA Law: Protecting Your Employees and Your Company from Employee Misconduct

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with ensuring safe working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. OSHA considers the construction industry to be a […]

The Handshake Agreement Should be a Thing of the Past…

As scholars embark on a quest to define the parameters of an acceptable handshake/handshake equivalent and American businesses return to work with a new normal, the handshake agreement should disappear in its entirety from the continuation or start of […]

David R. Thrasher