Lloyd Gosselink News

“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

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

In the Courts

Water Cases In re Downstream Addicks and Barker (Tex.) Flood-Control Reservoirs, No. 17-9002, 2020 WL 808686, (Fed. Cl. Feb. 18, 2020). Hurricane Harvey poured 33.7 inches of rain over a four-day period across Harris County and… Read More

Agency Highlights

United State Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA Plans to Review Air Quality Standards for Lead. On March 12, 2020, EPA announced that it plans to initiate a review of the air quality standards for lead. This review… 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

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