Monthly Archives: June 2015
Does your Company Dress Code Need Alterations?
If your company has not updated its dress code policy this year, it’s time to do so. On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., that dress codes must have flexibility to allow for exceptions based on religion when it would not result in a […]
A Quick Guide to Calculating Child Support
A question I am asked often is “how do I calculate my child support obligation?” Under Texas Law, the amount of current child support a parent is obligated to pay is based on a parent’s income available for child support and the number of children that the parent has an obligation to support. The chart […]
NFL and NBA Owner Faces Battles in New Arena: Probate Court
Tom Benson, famed owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, and his family are embroiled in battles both in Texas over his trust and in Louisiana over his competency. The filings were initiated in January by some of the descendants of Tom Benson alleging that his current wife has been manipulating him […]
Professional Services: Opinions vs. Labor
If you are in a service industry, you should be aware of a developing area of law which may have a significant impact on your exposure when issuing advice or rendering opinions to your customers. Recently, I tried a case to a jury in Houston where I defended a termite inspection company in a DTPA […]
Are Bad Internet Reviews Hurting Your Business?
Online reviews of businesses are becoming increasingly more important for the success of businesses. When consumers are looking to hire a contractor, try a new restaurant, book a vacation, or find a reliable auto mechanic, they regularly seek out the reviews of other consumers on websites such as Yelp, Angie’s List, TripAdvisor, Google, and many […]