KRCL is proud to offer this complimentary, on-demand CLE seminar at its new online presence for webinars, www.krclwebinars.com. In this course, James Prappas discusses the legal changes in the current administration which have affected employers’ abilities to hire employees on temporary (nonimmigrant) visas and immigrant (i.e., green card a/k/a lawful permanent resident) visas and related current developments.
KRCL is proud to offer this complimentary, on-demand CLE seminar at its new online presence for webinars, www.krclwebinars.com. In this course, Andrea (AJ) Johnson addresses the legal changes in the current administration which have affected overtime and DOL rulings, National Labor Relations Act concerns (affecting unionized and non-unionized employees), handbook statements and clauses, and EEOC […]
In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, Chip Morris will talk to us about the top ten mistakes employers can make—in the oilfield, and beyond—when drafting non-compete agreements.
In this week’s episode of the firm’s energy law podcast, labor and employment partner AJ Johnson is featured in the second installment of a six-part series with guest speakers from Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC on a variety of key and emerging legal issues impacting the oil-and-gas industry. AJ tackles a topic that is a perennial headache […]
The Texas courts have continued to evaluate the nature and extent of liability that property owners have for the acts of independent contractors. As indicated in a new opinion from the Eastland Court of Appeals, this is highly relevant for owners, operators, and drillers. By way of background, the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code […]
In this week’s episode of our energy law podcast, find out about new guidance for calculating royalties on federal oil and gas leases, the BLM’s termination of restrictive Obama-era fracking rules, and a cautionary tale for operators who might mistakenly assume that they have a security interest in the oil they sell to downstream purchasers.
Current court interpretations of the “anti-Slapp” law, and how they affect employers in the energy sector and elsewhere. An adorable baby was born in 2011. This baby is called the Texas anti-SLAPP law,[i] or the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”).[ii] The birth was attended to by then-Governor Perry who brought the swaddling law to eagerly-awaiting, yet diverse, […]
Earlier this year, we brought you our first quarter update on major developments in oil and gas law in Texas and throughout the country. Now, we are back with our second quarter update. We began 2Q17 with a discussion of the intersection of the oil patch with class actions and the Fair Labor Standards Act; the federal […]
Your non-solicitation agreement with your employees in the oil patch may have just been gutted by a new decision from a Texas court of appeals. Join me and employment lawyer Andrea Johnson for the latest episode of the firm’s energy law podcast, as we discuss the shifting state of the law and ways you can ensure that your company […]
My experience in prosecuting trade secret and non-compete cases has shown me, time and time again, the advantages of company-owned cell phones for employees (especially for oilfield service companies, among which workers frequently migrate), as opposed to a “Bring-Your-Own-Device” policy. When I last blogged about this issue, I mentioned that such advantages include company costs […]