June 2017
With offices in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, 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, professional liability, insurance defense, business and construction litigation, and bankruptcy. We regularly publish three blogs to keep our clients, prospective clients, and professionals in the field informed on topics that affect their business.
Soefje To Speak to Local Bar On How
Social Media Can Get You Disbarred
On August 17, 2017, Tim Soefje will be speaking at a meeting of the Civil Litigation/Appellate Section of the Collin County Bar Association. His topic will be "5 Ways Social Media Will Get You Disbarred" and other issues involving social media. Mr. Soefje frequently counsels lawyers about the Texas Bar Rules for Attorney Advertising. 

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Claims Litigation Alliance Selects Chadwick To Leadership Position
Robert Chadwick has been selected to serve as Director of Events for the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). CLM is the largest professional association in the insurance industry with a membership of more than 35,000 professionals in the claims resolution and litigation management industries.

Candidate Screening: Salary History Joins Growing List of Banned Criteria!
On May 4, 2017, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio signed a bill which bars private employers from (1) inquiring about a prospective employee's salary history, and (2) relying upon a prospective employee's salary history in determining salary.

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Indemnification Clauses Remain Among Most Dangerous In Any Contract
Past experiences prove that indemnification clauses can be among the most dangerous terms in a design professional’s contract. An indemnity contract arises when a design professional takes on the obligation to pay for any loss or damage that has been or might be incurred by another individual such as an owner, contractor, or subcontractor.

Read More - "Professional Liability Update"
Ten Reasons To Fight An OSHA Citation
Following receipt of an OSHA citation, an employer has only a short period – 15 working days – to contest the citation. If not timely contested, the citation and proposed penalties become a final order of the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission (“OSHRC”) and may not be reviewed by any court or agency.

Read More - "How To Survive An OSHA Inspection"
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