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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

STATEWIDE ESSENTIAL SERVICE AND ACTIVITY COVID-19

Click the link to read the original Executive Order related to statewide continuity of essential services and activities during the COVID-19 disaster. Read More

COVID-19 Legislative Update: DOL Guidance on Emergency Paid Leave Requirements

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Updated March 27, 2020 On March 18, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which makes broad temporary changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and… Read More

COVID-19 Legislative Update: New Paid Emergency Leave Requirements for Employers Begin on April 2, 2020

Making  temporary additions to the Family and Medical Leave Act;Requiring emergency paid leave for employees affected by COVID‑19;Providing free coronavirus testing;Expanding food security initiatives;Increasing Medicaid funding; and Supplementing state unemployment insurance programs. Lloyd Gosselink’s Employment Law Practice Group has analyzed… Read More

COVID-19: Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst

As we expect most of our colleagues and clients are doing, we at Lloyd Gosselink are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation in the United States and particularly in Texas.  We are doing so both to ensure that… Read More

Congratulations to Our 2020 Texas Rising Stars

We are proud to announce the selection of Stefanie P. Albright, Nathan E. Vassar, and Sarah T. Glaser to the 2020 Texas Rising Stars list. Only 2.5% of… Read More

TCEQ Proposes Recycling Rules Affecting Municipalities and Special Districts

by Sam Ballard Do you represent a governmental entity, such as a municipality or special district? If so, you need to be aware of TCEQ’s recently released Recycling Rule… Read More

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