Author Archives: LG Law Firm

Welcome 2022! How Are We Doing?

by Lauren J. Kalisek It’s been almost two years since the World Health Organization confirmed COVID-19 as a global pandemic, and we’ve all been through a lot during this unprecedented time. We each have our stories of the things we… Read More

Legislative Updates in Texas Employment Law

by Sheila B. Gladstone, Sarah T. Glaser, and Jessica A. Maynard The 87th Texas Legislature passed a number of bills affecting Texas employers. This article summarizes the most noteworthy new employment laws and outlines key takeaways for Texas employers. Note,… Read More

Visualizing 2022: Perspectives on Water/Wastewater CCNs

by David J. Klein While the 2021 headlines focused on the Public Utility Commission’s (“PUC’s”) attention to electric issues in response to Winter Storm Uri, the reality is that PUC also dedicated significant time and efforts to addressing issues concerning… Read More

Municipal Corner

Texas Water Code § 49.103 provides for certain district board of directors, including a conservation district established prior to the enacted provision, to change the terms of the district’s board of directors from two years to four years. Tex. Att’y… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila: We have a policy in place that prohibits employees from bringing guns to work. After reading the new Texas legislation on unlicensed carry that went into effect in September 2021, we are a bit confused. Is our policy… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Mississippi v. Tennessee, 142 S. Ct. 31 (2021). This opinion stemmed from a 2014 bill of complaint filed by the State of Mississippi against the State of Tennessee, the City of Memphis, and Memphis Light, Gas and Water… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA Guidance Regarding the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) Section 401 Rule Vacatur. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order on October 21, 2021 remanding and vacating EPA’s Trump-era… Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Update: Supreme Court of the United States Blocks Enforcement of OSHA ETS

On January 13, 2022, in a six-three decision, the Supreme Court of the United States granted a stay on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The stay effectively blocks OSHA from enforcing the ETS… Read More

COVID-19 Employer Update: CDC Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period

On December 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) released a media statement shortening the recommended isolation and quarantine periods for the general population.  These changes were made in response to updated science showing that the… Read More

COVID-19 Update: Sixth Circuit Dissolves OSHA ETS Stay, Private Employers with 100+ Employees Need to Comply with Vaccine Mandate or Weekly Testing & OSHA Announces Enforcement Deadlines

On December 17, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) nationwide.  As… Read More

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