Lloyd Gosselink News

Texas supreme court declines city of austin’s invitation to approve paid sick leave ordinance

Last Friday, June 5, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court declined the City of Austin’s request to validate the constitutionality of its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. The Court’s decision not to hear the City’s appeal means that the appellate court’s determination that… Read More

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

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

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