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- School Safety Audits in the Wake of the Last Mass Shooting
The recent mass shooting at a school in Florida has brought both the gun issue and the problem of school safety into the forefront once again.
- Texas Students Seek More Open Educational Resources Materials
As anyone who has ever been to an institution of higher learning knows, textbooks can be a significant expense. According to a 2013 article in the Atlantic, a study conducted by the American Enterprise Institute reported that the cost of course materials had risen 812 percent between 1978 and that year, faster than health care, home prices, and, naturally, inflation.
- Texas Voter ID Law Battle Continues at 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals
On December 5, 2017, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard arguments for and against the newly amended Texas voter ID law. Here is the story so far.
- Employment Agreements Such as Severance, Non-Compete, etc.
There are a variety of agreements that should be considered for your company's employment documents, depending on the complexity and nature of the business. Not all will apply to all businesses and some may seem unnecessary.
- Electronic Discovery in Civil Law: Considerations for Business Owners
Texas enacted electronic discovery laws in 1999, and these laws allowed discovery in civil suits to include information stored electronically, such as emails, e-calenders, voice mails, instant messages and chat room conversations, as well as more traditional business communication such as memorandum and contracts. Data stored on personal electronics and hand-held devices can be made part of discovery during a civil suit.
- 3 Reasons to Write a Demand Letter with Your Attorney
There is a great spirit of commerce in which companies and individuals trade goods and services for money and everyone gets what they want from each exchange.
- Reasons Why You Need Legal Advice When Setting Up a Business
Anyone looking to set up a business within Austin (or anywhere in Texas for that matter) will need legal information on business formation, business entity choice, as well as business succession planning.
- General Legal Services Help Employees Avoid Employee Misclassification Claims
Employers are often in a precarious position in which they may be sued by business partners, employees and customers. However, there are often steps that they can take to minimize their exposure.
- 9 Tips for a Successful Deposition
So you received a Notice of Deposition. What is a deposition and what does that mean for you, the witness? A deposition is the legal term for a formal, recorded, question and answer session which occurs when the witness is under oath.
- Performing Employee Background Checks
Conducting employee background checks helps you to make better hiring decisions, and uncover issues that might interfere with an applicant's ability to do the job they are being considered for. At the same time, your business could be exposed to potential liability unless you follow the applicable federal and state laws, and stay up to date about certain types of information that may be off-limits.