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On May 5, Governor Abbott began taking steps to reopen Texas businesses at a limited capacity. We wrote about the highlights of that Executive Order here. Since then, the governor has continued in the direction of allowing more economic activity to continue, through executive orders issued on May 18 and May 26. Here are some business highlights from these Executive […]

Yesterday, Governor Abbott unveiled plans for reopening additional Texas businesses at limited capacity. The reopening parameters depend on the type of business you have. Below, are the highlights for each business by type. Offices Single-person offices may operate now Offices with more than one person may reopen on May 18 and allow the greater of […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act We posted about the key provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on our blog last week (accessible here). At that time, the FFCRA was just signed into law and there were numerous unanswered questions and wrinkles to be ironed out by the Department of Labor (DOL) and […]

Today marks the 60th year since Patricia Bays Haroski, a secretary for State Farm Insurance in Illinois, submitted her idea for a national holiday: “National Boss’s Day” to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski’s boss also happened to be her father, and his birthday was October 16. She proposed that this date (unless it […]

In the last few months, the #MeToo movement has brought to light many shocking cases of sexual abuse and harassment by powerful figureheads in media, government, and much more. One of the most horrific was the abuse by Larry Nassar, a former physician for the US Gymnastic Team and Michigan State University. What makes his […]

HQ2: What is it and when is it happening? Business-savvy folks have been talking about “HQ2” since it was announced in October. But what exactly does this buzz term refer to? HQ2 is what retail giant Amazon has named its expansion efforts to create a second headquarters somewhere in North America. Amazon’s intentions to open […]

As the Houston Dash’s soccer season comes to a close this Sunday (be sure to tune in to see the Dash take on FC Kansas City), all of us here at Minces PLLC are looking back on the amazing times we’ve had as Dash Corporate Teammates. From meeting our phenomenal representative Bryson Faggs, who can […]

Hurricane Harvey hit Houston with unprecedented force starting last Friday. The impact of the storm still lingers and even as the sun shines and roads begin to dry, areas of our city remain trapped by flood water and domino effects like structure collapses, chemical plant explosions, and electrical fires are unfolding. All of us here […]

The Minces PLLC office likes to engage in friendly competitions with each other. Whether it is seeing who can eat the most pizza at Star Pizza’s lunch buffet or impressing each other with light office pranks, we always try to one-up each other in a playful manner. Two weeks ago, the Minces PLLC team stepped up […]

The Houston Paralegal Association warmly welcomed Gabriela Barake as a speaker at their CLE luncheon this past Friday. Gabriela discussed the history of wage and hour law, timekeeping basics, overtime exemptions, and the common pitfalls of wage classification that can lead to devastating consequences for employers if they are uninformed. Prevention is better than the cure […]