April 2018
With offices in Texas and Oklahoma, Seltzer│Chadwick│Soefje, PLLC  counsels and represents businesses and professionals nationally in the closely-related areas of corporate, tax, labor & employment, 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.

Keith Wier Joins Firm As Of Counsel
In Firm's Dallas Office
Seltzer Chadwick Soefje, PLLC is pleased to announce Keith Wier has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Dallas Office. He brings more than 31 years of experience in debt collection defense, debtor and creditor representation, professional liability defense, and business and real estate litigation.

Samuel P. Baldwin Joins Firm As
Of Counsel In Our Dallas Office
Seltzer Chadwick Soefje, PLLC proudly welcomes Sam Baldwin as the newest attorney in the firm's Dallas office. Mr. Baldwin focuses his practice on professional liability, insurance defense, construction defect litigation, and business and real estate litigation.

The New Wave Of Title VII Lawsuits
Alleging Sexual Orientation Bias
On July 26, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed an amicus brief in an employment discrimination case pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

In Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc . , the plaintiff alleged he had been discriminated against based upon sexual orientation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) .

Beware Belief Your Response To Auditor A Colossal Waste Of Time
Some lawyers likely will create more potential professional liability over the coming months by drafting a single letter in response to their client’s independent auditor’s request for information than they will throughout the entire rest of the year.

The problem arises primarily because after 40 years of writing these letters to independent auditors, too many attorneys and auditors have concluded the entire process is a colossal waste of time. It isn't.

Supreme Court Rejects Narrow Interpretation Of FLSA Exemption
Federal jurisprudence under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which requires employers to pay overtime compensation to covered employers, has historically mandated that exemptions to this requirement be narrowly construed against the employer.

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