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Congratulations to our clients who have been included on D Magazine‘s list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2021!
- Brad Jackson of The Law Offices of Brad Jackson for business litigation
- Bruce Hallett of Hallett & Perrin for corporate law
- Carol Wilson of The Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, PLLC for family law
- Chrysta Castañeda of The Castañeda Firm for business/commercial litigation
- David R. Clouston for securities law and Leslye Moseley for employment law from Sessions, Israel & Shartle
- Jennifer Spencer of Jackson Spencer Law for labor and employment law
- Keith Clouse and Alyson Brown from Clouse Brown for labor and employment law
- Suzy Fulton of Grable Martin Fulton for corporate law: technology transactions
The White Collar Defense Report® | April 2021 News Roundup, by The Law Offices of Dan C. Guthrie, Jr.’s Dan Guthrie. The April edition of The White Collar Defense Report® features ghost cows, Tax Genie and, of course, examples of rampant PPP fraud. Take a look to see what white collar defense attorney Dan Guthrie has included on this month’s rundown of the DOJ’s prosecution priorities.
When a Whistleblower Gets Prosecuted, by The Law Offices of Dan C. Guthrie, Jr.’s Dan Guthrie. Whistleblowing comes with several inherent risks: harassment, demotion, even getting fired. But it can be even riskier for a whistleblower who has also engaged in illegal activity. A recent case out of federal court in Dallas highlights the tightrope whistleblowers walk. White collar defense attorney Dan Guthrie discusses the case in his latest blog post, and provides suggestions for the steps potential whistleblowers can take if they fear prosecution.
Can You Get Fired if Your Boss Doesn’t Like What You Post on Social Media?, by Jackson Spencer Law’s Jennifer Spencer. In this post, employee rights advocate Jennifer Spencer discuss whether employers can fire their employees for what they post on social media and gives examples of what not to post online. She also takes a brief look at whether criticizing an employer is illegal and what to do with social media accounts in the midst of a lawsuit.
Brousseau Naftis & Massingill Supports Access to Legal Services via Dallas Bar Association Tournament, via Brousseau Naftis & Massingill. Brousseau Naftis & Massingill is pleased to continue their tradition of supporting the Dallas Bar Association’s annual golf tournament by helping players travel from the tee to the green—in other words, by sponsoring the event’s golf carts! The April 29 tournament benefits Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering, the Dallas Bar Association’s own incubator whose mission is to train lawyers to support modest-income individuals and families. The tournament is open to everyone, and all those who are interested in participating can register here.
Can Your Employer Prohibit You from Discussing Your Salary?, by Jackson Spencer Law’s Jennifer Spencer. There is a common misconception among employees that you cannot discuss your pay with others. In fact, employees’ right to discuss their salary is protected by law. While employers may restrict workers from discussing their salary in front of customers or during work, they cannot prohibit employees from talking about pay on their own time. Employee advocate Jennifer Spencer has the details.
Dallas Law Firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry Promotes Warren McCarty to Principal, via Caldwell Cassady & Curry. The Dallas intellectual property and business litigation law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry is proud to announce that firm litigator Warren McCarty has been named a firm principal. Warren earned the promotion based on his demonstrated leadership within the firm and his extensive track record for clients in intellectual property disputes, class actions, trade secret claims, and commercial litigation. Congratulations, Warren!
Super Lawyers Rising Stars Selects Camille Avant for Second Year, via Clouse Brown. Congratulations to Clouse Brown partner Camille Avant, who has been selected to the annual Super Lawyers Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters for the second year in a row. Camille defends clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Texas Workforce Commission.
Joe Garza Talks Business at Recent Virtual Events, via Grable Martin Fulton. The DFW Business Podcast and the Legal Resource Network both welcomed Joe Garza to their virtual programming to discuss business – both locally and nationally – during the era of coronavirus. Read this post to learn more, as well as to watch the entire podcast interview.
What Does Governor Abbott’s Mask Repeal Mean for Employees?, by Jackson Spencer Law’s Jennifer Spencer. Governor Abbott officially repealed Texas’ statewide mask mandate March 2; as a result, the Jackson Spencer Law team has been fielding many questions about the recent changes. Employee advocate Jennifer Spencer discusses some of the most common questions facing employers and employees in this post.
The COVID-19 Vaccine: Can Employers Require It and Should They Do So?, by Grable Martin Fulton’s Heather Kramer. With the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, employers are wondering how vaccination relates to their plans to return employees to the workplace. In this post, employment attorney Heather Kramer provide some guidance for employers and answer some questions about the recent availability of COVID-19 vaccines and whether they can (or should) be required.
How Does Your Employee Handbook Need to Change Post-COVID?, by Brousseau Naftis & Massingill’s Chandler Rice Winslow. When drastic changes occur that impact day-to-day protocols, it’s wise for employers to update their employee handbooks, writes business attorney Chandler Rice Winslow. Handbooks not only protect employers; they also help set clear expectations to ensure all employees are aware of their duties and responsibilities under various scenarios. Workplace changes in the time of COVID-19 have led to many questions, and handbook updates are one of the best ways your company can answer employees’ questions.
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