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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 […]

Today, in a published opinion by Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Texas Southern District Court Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy’s judgment in favor of 11 property tax consultants represented by Minces PLLC. Judge Stacy found, and the Fifth Circuit affirmed, that O’Connor & Associates violated the Fair Labor Standards […]

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 […]

As businesses are making tough employment decisions due to the economic repercussions of coronavirus, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is encouraging them to consider using Shared Work programs. The Shared Work program is administered by the TWC and is a great alternative to layoffs. Essentially, the TWC will pay up to 16 hours (40%) of […]