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

Chadwick To Speak at NBI "Advanced Employment Law" Seminar
On Wednesday, November 14, 2017, Robert Chadwick will be speaking at the "Advanced Employment Law" sponsored by NBI. His topic will be " NLRB Decisions Affecting Unionized and Non-Unionized Workplaces." 

Nicole Ward Passes Texas Bar Exam
Congratulations to our law clerk Ms. Nicole Ward, who recently passed the Texas State Bar Exam. Ms. Ward graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May 2017. Her practice focuses on labor and employment law, professional liability, construction defect litigation, corporate law, and bankruptcy.

What Will Become of Non-Disclosure Agreements After Weinstein Scandal?
According to a New York Times article published on October 5, 2017, employees of the Weinstein Company have agreements wherein they agree not to harm the company’s “business reputation” or “any employee’s personal reputation.” According to the article, employees who settled claims of sexual harassment against the company against the company and its co-founder, Harvey ...

Developing Law On Attorney Fees Increases Risk Of Legal Malpractice
The law surrounding attorney’s fees continues to change rapidly, posing a serious risk of legal malpractice for any attorney who fails to keep abreast of this developing area.

For example, in Texas, any portion of work performed on a case must be segregated in claims where attorney’s fees are recoverable from the work on claims where attorney’s fees are not recoverable.

Workplace Violence: An OSHA Update
On October 18, 2017, an employee of a Maryland granite company allegedly killed three co-workers and wounded two others at his place of employment. Police reported that the employee allegedly shot all five co-workers with a .380 caliber handgun.

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