Lloyd Gosselink News

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA Awards Over $17 Million to Benefit Small and Rural Water Systems. On May 12, 2021, EPA announced over $17 million in grant funding to small drinking water and wastewater systems that serve small… Read More

Lloyd Gosselink is pleased to announce the five law students selected to take part in our Summer 2021 Law Clerk Program!

Lloyd Gosselink takes pride in its long-standing and robust Law Clerk Program. This first-half Summer session, we are excited to welcome first-time law clerks Markicia Horton, Samantha Miller, Colin Davis, Nicholas “Hoo” Ray, and veteran law clerk, Madison Huerta. We… Read More

The Lone Star Current – April 2021 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 like… Read More

Historic Winter Storm Prompts Widespread Outages

by Taylor Denison, Chris Brewster, and R.A. “Jake” Dyer Winter Storm Uri, which hit Texas February 15 through February 19, left more than four million Texans without power for days, prompted the resignations and terminations of top energy officials, and… Read More

New Lead and Copper Rule: Updates and Impacts for Public Water Systems

by Nathan Vassar, Lauren Thomas, and Justin Cias A set of drinking water rules that could impose significant operational and cost requirements on public water systems remains pending, as the administration change has caused the Lead and Copper Rule (“LCR”)… Read More

Fair Labor Standards Act: An Overview of the Basic Provisions and Recent Developments

by Sheila Gladstone, Sarah Glaser, and Emily Linn The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is a federal employment law that establishes many of the workplace wage and hour standards employers should be familiar with, including minimum wage, overtime pay, record… Read More

Municipal Corner

Neither the separation of powers provision of article II, section 1 of the Constitution, nor the dual-officeholding prohibition in article XVI, section 40, nor the common-law incompatibility doctrine preclude a deputy sheriff from simultaneously serving as a city councilmember. Tex. Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, We are receiving numerous notices of unemployment claims from the Texas Workforce Commission that are on behalf of employees who are still working here. I am the owner of my company, and we just got one for me!… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Optimus Steel, LLC v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1:20-CV-00374, 2020 WL 5881828 (E.D. Tex. Oct. 4, 2020). The dispute in this case concerned a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) for the construction… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Michael Regan Confirmed as EPA Administrator. On March 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed Michael Regan as EPA Administrator. Regan previously served as an environmental advocate with the Environmental Defense Fund and served as… Read More

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