January 2018
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 clients, prospective clients, and industry professionals informed on topics affecting their business.

PLDF Miscellaneous Professional Liability Committee Needs Writers
All industry professionals or attorneys who would like to serve as committee members or writers for the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF) Miscellaneous Professional Liability & Cyber Claims Committee. please email Dallas partner Tim Soefje or Allied World VP of E&O claims and SIU Coordinator Carrie Campi. Mr. Soefje and Ms. Campi have assumed the roles of co-chairs of the committee.

Three SCS Law Firm Blogs Now Featured On Texas Bar Today Website
As of January 2, 2018, each of the law firm's three legal blogs is listed on Texas Bar Today, an online media network featuring curated news and commentary from Texas legal professionals. The website is operated by the State Bar of Texas.

The Risk For Employers Of Sexual Harassment Fatigue
On October 5, 2017, a New York Times article uncovered multiple sexual harassment complaints against film executive Harvey Weinstein. The article prompted hundreds of women, and some men, to tell their stories of harassment by celebrities and politicians. #MeToo has spread virally as a hashtag on social media. ....

Oklahoma Holds Certificate Of Merit Statute Unconstitutional (Again)
In October 2017, the Oklahoma Supreme Court became the latest to strike down its state’s certificate of merit statute as unconstitutional.  John v. Saint Francis Hospital, Inc. , 405 P.3d 681, 687 (Oct. 25, 2017 ).

What Does An Employer Need To Know About An OSHA Closing Conference?
At the conclusion of an inspection, OSHA generally conducts a closing conference. The closing conference may be conducted in person at the employer’s worksite or by telephone. Most closing conferences are conducted by telephone.

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