Monthly Archives: December 2013

The 2013 Observer is Here

Each year, my firm’s labor department issues a client report analyzing all of the important legal developments which impact employers, as well as taking  a look ahead to upcoming issues.  The 2013 version of that report is now available and

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Obamacare Versus Volunteer Fire Departments

Among all of the myriad problems with the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) is a little publicized issue which could devastate volunteer fire departments across the country.   Since the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is a “tax” and the IRS

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Fifth Circuit Rules Class Action Waivers Are Lawful

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appeals court with jurisdiction over Texas) struck a blow to the National Labor Relations Board’s attempt to outlaw mandatory class action waivers for employees.  On December 3, 2013 the Court over-ruled the

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Driving To Perfection

It is not every day that you have a client who writes a book.  I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered over the Thanksgiving holiday that Brian Fielkow, owner of Jetco Delivery in Houston, has written a book on leadership

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