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Law In The Workplace

DOL Publishes Final Overtime Rule

After proposing its Final Rule on July 6, 2015 and receiving over 270,000 comments, the Department of Labor has published the Final Rule implementing significant changes to overtime regulations.  The changes will go into effect December 1, 2016.  Here […]

The Power of Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers

The most significant exposure an employer faces in employment litigation is a class action lawsuit. Whether it is a class asserting claims for discrimination, harassment, or overtime, the potential damages can quickly escalate when there are multiple […]

Can a Blind Person Read Your Website?

Many retailers, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation are familiar with their obligations to provide disabled patrons equal access to their brick-and-mortar places of business.  A lesser known fact is that "places of business" can also […]


On January 29, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced proposed, controversial changes to the pay data currently required to be submitted by large employers (defined as employers with more than 100 employees) and federal […]

OSHA updates for 2016

Two meaningful developments have transpired in the Occupational Safety & Health realm.  First, the fines for violations have been adjusted for inflation and significantly increased.  Second, employers may now report fatalities and other serious […]

Trade Secrets: Three Ways you May be Unwittingly Sharing Yours.

Trade secrets come in many forms.  They commonly include customer lists, programming data, pricing information, cost matrices and secret recipes.   Whatever information a company develops or acquires for the purpose of having a competitive edge that […]

Richard L. Hathaway

Texas Supreme Court To Decide How Best To Protect Trade Secrets

The Texas Supreme Court recently agreed to hear oral arguments in a case closely watched by the business community, given that the Court is expected to provide guidance on how a company can protect its trade secrets that are at issue in an injunction […]