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“Ask Sheila” – Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Dear Sheila: The county has a job opening in the courthouse cafeteria for a dishwasher.  One of the applicants is deaf and does not communicate verbally at all. Although we hired a sign language interpreter for the interview,… Read More

“Ask Sheila” – FMLA

Dear Sheila: We have an employee who was diagnosed with severe and chronic depression. His psychiatrist has certified he has a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Many mornings he is… Read More

“Ask Sheila” – Workers’ Compensation

Are parking garage injuries covered under workers’ compensation? Dear Readers: For this issue, I’m going to make it a bit personal and answer my own question. I recently got the wonderful opportunity to experience an injury… Read More

Principal Geoffrey M. Gay Elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. is pleased to announce that our Principal, Geoffrey M. Gay has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization… Read More

5 Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. lawyers named to 2019 Best Lawyers® list

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as… Read More

UPDATE: Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Legal Battle and Preparing for the October 1, 2018 Effective Date

The Austin City Council’s paid sick leave ordinance is facing legal challenge ahead of its October 1, 2018 effective date. As cities like San Antonio and Dallas consider similar ordinances, all eyes are on the legal battle surrounding Austin’s ordinance. Read More

The Lone Star Current

Read The Lone Star Current July 2018 Edition… Read More

Municipal Corner

by Troupe Brewer The West Travis County PUA has statutory authority to contract with private entities seeking water services under terms its board of directors deems appropriate and that are within the agency’s permissible scope of authority, but whether specific… Read More

Lone Star Current Interview – DeAnn Walker

DeAnn Walker, ChairPublic Utility Commission DeAnn Walker was appointed by Governor Abbott in September 2017 to serve as Chair of the Public Utility Commission until September 2021. Previously, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Abbott on… Read More

Texas Supreme Court to consider allowing plaintiffs to sue governmental entities for specific performance on a contract—why that should concern you and what you need to know

Last Friday, the Texas Supreme Court took action in Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group v. City of San Antonio that may concern local governmental entities. Hays Street Bridge questions whether governmental immunity is waived for the remedy of specific performance under the Local… Read More

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