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Apple, the company that makes the iPhone, the iPad, and the Mac computer, has announced plans to build a campus in Austin, Texas. The new campus will eventually employ 15,000 people in addition to the 7,000 Austinites that already work for the tech company. This may make Apple the biggest employer in the Austin area. […]

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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 […]

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  Minces PLLC is proud to report that earlier this week we obtained a $286,671 judgment (plus fees and costs) against O’Connor & Associates, the largest property tax firm in the United States. We represented 11 former employees in a fight that lasted 7 years. Our clients were all residential property tax consultants who worked […]

Ben, our intern for the summer and a student at the University of Texas at Austin, asks Paula, David, Frank, and Gabriela for advice on college life and how to best prepare for law school and a career in law.   College Life What colleges did you go to and what did you study? Paula: […]

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The legal field can be very confusing, especially since so much varies between the different types of law. It may seem as though all lawyers are cut from the same cloth, but this far from the truth in a literal sense: as we wrote in a previous article, lawyers in Hawaii often wear Aloha shirts […]

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  The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court spot opened up by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, is in limbo. Senators are still meeting with the nominee. Staffers are still sorting through millions of pages of documents tied to Kavanaugh’s past as a federal judge and as George W. Bush’s White […]

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Last month, the Eighth Circuit gave a South Dakota kickboxing gym the foot for replacing a gym instructor because she attended mandatory National Guard training. In its ruling on Mace v. Willis, the Eighth Circuit ordered Corey Willis, the owner of Kickbox Dakota LLC, to pay damages to former gym instructor and National Guard member […]

Earlier this year, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, or the “the Act,” into law. This made New Jersey only the tenth state to regulate paid sick leave, after Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Before the Act, several municipalities had already enacted […]

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Last year, we introduced you to our summer intern, Ben, who was about to leave for college at the University of Texas. This summer, he returned, and we hired an additional intern: Victoria. Vicki’s zealousness never ceases to amaze us. While most of her peers spend their summers engaging in teenage tomfoolery, Vicki works full […]

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The struggle of industrialists against the unionization of their workers is one that has prevailed through our nation’s history. Occurrences like the Battle of Blair Mountain, where efforts to unionize West Virginian mines led to weeks of firefight between the U.S. Army and nearly 10,000 coal miners, have been etched into America’s history books. However, […]

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