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What’s Just Happened and What’s Next

by Lauren Kalisek The last few weeks have been intense. It has been a whiplash experience common to folks throughout the state, the nation, and even the globe as we’ve moved from our normal lives to ones changed significantly by… Read More

Air and Waste: COVID-19 Update

by Samuel Ballard In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Firm’s Air and Waste Practice Group is still conducting business as usual, albeit remotely, as are many of the group’s clients. While the Firm’s Air and Waste clients continue… Read More

Best Practices for Holding Remote Board Meetings by Teleconference or Videoconference

by Lauren Kalisek The following is a list of best practices for conducting open meetings by teleconference or videoconference under the March 16, 2020 action by Governor Abbott to suspend certain provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act. Information on… Read More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – New Paid Emergency Leave Requirements for Employers

by Sheila Gladstone, Sarah Glaser, and Emily Linn On March 18, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This new legislation provides a number of relief benefits in response to the COVID-19… 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

The Texas Legislature and State Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Ty Embrey The Texas Legislature and State Leadership are living, working, and leading in a new and difficult reality like all of us and are trying to find solutions to help all of Texas through this historic time. The… Read More

COVID-19 Update: Litigation

by James Parker Along with the rest of the Firm (and much of the world) the Litigation Practice Group (“LPG”) is working from home. But aside from the surroundings, little has changed. Courts are still operating. And, in fact, the… Read More

The WOTUS Saga’s Next Chapter: The Navigable Waters Protection Rule

by Nathan Vassar and Lauren Thomas The early 2020 release of the pre-published version of the Navigable Water Protection Rule is the latest chapter in an ongoing regulatory tug-of-war over which waters are subject to federal oversight. This Administration’s repeal-and-replace… Read More

PFAS Update: New Drinking Water Regulations and Clean-Up Actions

by Samuel Ballard, Lauren Thomas, and Danielle Lam The federal government has recently taken several actions to further regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) by beginning the process to update the drinking water standards under the Safe Drinking Water Act… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, A white employee of ours complained to HR that a black supervisor made one possibly racially-charged comment (that she “needed a suntan” to work in the executive suite). When the supervisor found out that she had complained, he… Read More

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