Does your Company Dress Code Need Alterations?

If your company has not updated its dress code policy this year, it's time to do so.  On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., that dress codes must have flexibility to allow for exceptions based on religion when it would not result in a more than a minimal burden on the employer's ope...

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A Quick Guide to Calculating Child Support

A question I am asked often is "how do I calculate my child support obligation?" Under Texas Law, the amount of current child support a parent is obligated to pay is based on a parent's income available for child support and the number of children that the parent has an obligation to support. The chart below illustrates the percentages used to cal...

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Professional Services: Opinions vs. Labor

If you are in a service industry, you should be aware of a developing area of law which may have a significant impact on your exposure when issuing advice or rendering opinions to your customers. Recently, I tried a case to a jury in Houston where I defended a termite inspection company in a DTPA suit over a termite inspection report (or WDIR for t...

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Are Bad Internet Reviews Hurting Your Business?

Online reviews of businesses are becoming increasingly more important for the success of businesses. When consumers are looking to hire a contractor, try a new restaurant, book a vacation, or find a reliable auto mechanic, they regularly seek out the reviews of other consumers on websites such as Yelp, Angie's List, TripAdvisor, Google, and many ot...

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