October 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." 

Soefje Featured In #Plusin30 Video Promoting 30th PLUS Int'l Conference
The Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) featured the Dallas office's Tim Soefje in one of its promotional videos for the 30th Annual PLUS International Conference to be held Nov. 1-3 in Atlanta. The firm of Seltzer Chadwick Soefje, PLLC is a Gold Sponsor of the Texas Chapter of PLUS.

Soefje Named Vice-Chair, Miscellaneous Professional Liability Committee
Dallas Member Tim Soefje has been named Vice Chair of the Professional Liability Defense Federation™ (PLDF) Miscellaneous Professional Liability Committee. PLDF is a non-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals, and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional liability claims.

What Texas Employers Need To Know About State's New Knife & Sword Law!
Prior to September 1, 2017, a person committed a criminal offense in Texas if he or she “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly” carried on or about his or her person an “illegal knife” anywhere .... 

Lives Depend on Design Professionals Striving To Maintain Ethical Practices
We live in an ethically-challenged world. The every-day pressures of business economics, project deadlines, and client demands conspire against all design professionals every day to drive “professionalism” out of their practices. Every design professional, however, must strive to maintain an ethical practice because quite simply – lives depend on it.

Preparing Non-Management Employees For OSHA Interviews!
The Occupational Safety & Health Act (“OSH Act”) authorizes OSHA, as part of an inspection of an employer, to “question privately any such employer, owner, operator, agent or employee.” As part of an OSHA inspection, therefore, the employer should expect the agency to request interviews in private with management and non-management employees.

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