December 2018
With offices in Texas and Oklahoma, Seltzer Chadwick Soefje & Ladik, PLLC   counsels and represents businesses and professionals nationally in the closely-related areas of corporate, tax, labor & employment, immigration, OSHA, ERISA and employee benefits, executive compensation, employment practices liability, professional liability, insurance defense, construction defect litigation, business litigation, and bankruptcy. We are thought leaders in our fields and regularly publish three blogs to keep clients, prospective clients, and industry professionals informed on topics affecting their business.

Ladik To Speak At Sports Immigration Law Conference
On March 8, 2019, Steven Ladik will be a featured speaker at a Sports Immigration Law Conference presented by the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA").   
Soefje To Attend National Fastpitch Coaches Association Convention
The firm regularly counsels and represents college coaches during Title IX investigations. Tim Soefje will thus be attending the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Conference from Dec. 5-8, 2018 in Chicago.  

Austin Paid Sick Time Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional
In a Nov. 16, 2018 opinion, Texas' Third Court of Appeals held that Austin's paid sick time ordinance, enacted Feb. 16, 2018, “violates the Texas Constitution because it is preempted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act.”

Fifth Circuit Expands OSHA's Authority To Cite General Contractors
In 1981, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals announced in Melerine v. Avondale Shipyards, Inc. , that “OSHA regulations protect only an employer’s own employees.”

The Growing Internationalization Of Women's Fast Pitch Softball
Under the looming return of women’s fast pitch softball to the 2020 Olympics, more and more national teams and their players are coming to the U.S. where they can gain the most experience against the best teams in the world by joining the U.S. National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) softball league.

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