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What to do when you can’t say “I do” — Protecting the rights of same-sex couples in Texas

The year 2013 was historic for individuals that identify as LGBT. When the Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, many same-sex couples saw a bright future for their right to be married legally. In Texas and other states that still restrict marriage to one man and one woman, […]

Internal Investigations on the Rise in the #MeToo Era

In light of the continuing influence of the #MeToo movement, employers are looking for ways to preempt sexual harassment claims. For many, that means bringing in attorneys that specialize in white collar investigations to find and address potential problems. And, thanks to the publicity surrounding high-profile Hollywood allegations of harassment, organizations are willing to be […]

The Future of Wage and Hour Laws Still Undecided Under Trump

As the Trump administration ends its first year in office, several wage and hour laws enacted by the Obama administration have yet to be addressed. At the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law conference last month, a panel of attorneys discussed these issues, including the definition of joint employer and the salary […]

NLRB General Counsel Expected to Reverse Many Obama Policies

With the confirmation of Peter Robb as general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Trump administration took another step away from Obama-era labor policies. Robb replaces Richard Griffin, who had a reputation for being pro-labor, in the board position that functionally serves as chief executive officer, despite the title. As the NLRB’s […]