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Governor Abbott Announces Extensions To Payment Deadlines For Certain Employers

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits. Designated reimbursing employers include non-profits, local governments, school districts… Read More

Chambers USA 2020 Recognizes Four Lloyd Gosselink Attorneys

Chambers and Partners has recognized four Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. attorneys from the Energy and Utility Practice Group in its Chambers USA 2020 as top lawyers in the Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) – Texas category. Read More

CARES Act Summary Update

There have been two major updates to the CARES Act this week. Governor Abbott provided guidance to local governments on access to aid and Congress authorized additional funding for PPP loan program. See Lloyd Gosselink’s updated CARES Act summary for… Read More

Supreme Court Issues Opinion regarding Discharge Permitting Scope

The U.S. Supreme Court creates new test in discharge permitting under Maui case, potentially impacting well-injection practices nationwide. • The Court overruled the 9th Circuit’s test of “fairly traceable,” but also poured out the Maui argument that contended no… Read More

COVID-19 Safety Considerations and Workplace Liability

Last week, the family of a Walmart employee who died after contracting COVID 19 brought a negligence and wrongful death suit against the company, alleging that it failed to follow CDC guidelines in providing adequate protection for worker safety. Read More

The Lone Star Current – April 2020 Edition

Don’t forget – if there is ever a topic that you would like for us to cover, please reach out to our Managing Editor, Chris Brewster, at 512.322.5831 or cbrewster@lglawfirm.com. Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would… Read More

Energy and Utility: COVID-19 Update

by Thomas Brocato and Patrick Dinnin PUC Takes Actions to Address Coronavirus Threat The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC, or Commission) has joined other state agencies and entities in adopting measures to address the rapidly growing threat presented by… Read More

COVID-19 Update: Water

by Mike Gershon It is not surprising that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s March 28, 2020 COVID-19 advisory prioritized various functions within the water and wastewater industries as essential to public health and safety, as well as economic and… Read More

Municipal Corner

by Reid Barnes Municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue may be used to repair a visitor information center owned and operated by a chamber of commerce if expenditures directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry as required… Read More

Department of Labor Issues FFCRA Regulations

Families First Coronavirus Response Act SummaryOn March 18, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which makes broad temporary changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and requires employers to… Read More

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