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4/19/2018
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Understanding Hiring Laws Before Acquiring Your First Employee

As a new startup or entrepreneur, you may have reached a stage of completion towards the formation of your business.

Category: Human Resources Planning

4/10/2018
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New Law to Soon Relax Texas Business Naming Rules

Without great fanfare, last June Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2856 into law.

Category: Business Formation

4/6/2018
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Since 2009, Freestanding ERs Have Had Growth Pains

Ever since the 2009 law passed by the Texas Legislature that permitted free-standing emergency rooms, facilities that are not affiliated with any hospital, the new option has endured some growing pains.

Category: General Counsel Services

4/2/2018
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The Protection of Texas Children Law Gets New Scrutiny

One of the controversies arising from the mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is a proposal floated by President Donald Trump that some teachers be armed.

Category: General

3/20/2018
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School Safety Audits in the Wake of the Last Mass Shooting

The recent mass shooting at a school in Florida has brought both the gun issue and the problem of school safety into the forefront once again.

Category: General

3/19/2018
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The Lone Star State Leads Charge Against Crypto-Fueled Fraud

While it's not illegal for cryptocurrency businesses to market in the state of Texas, companies that operate in this nascent market should make sure they're doing things by the book. Otherwise, Texas regulators have proven they will get the ball rolling to quash those efforts in the state, at the very least.

Category: General

3/14/2018
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Texas Students Seek More Open Educational Resources Materials

As anyone who has ever been to an institution of higher learning knows, textbooks can be a significant expense. According to a 2013 article in the Atlantic, a study conducted by the American Enterprise Institute reported that the cost of course materials had risen 812 percent between 1978 and that year, faster than health care, home prices, and, naturally, inflation.

Category: General

3/12/2018
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Could Rules for Poker Clubs in Texas Be Clarified in the Next Legislative Session?

Texas Hold 'Em, the most popular poker game in the world, may have gotten its start in Texas sometime around the end of the 19th century, though opinions vary on the subject.

Category: General

3/9/2018
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Texas Voter ID Law Battle Continues at 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals

On December 5, 2017, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard arguments for and against the newly amended Texas voter ID law. Here is the story so far.

Category: General

3/8/2018
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Employee Social Behavior: The New Business Environment

There is unease and confusion among both people in the workforce and business leaders over the changing nature of labor law, and developing changes in employer-employee relationships.

Category: General

2/27/2018
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In the Wake of Harvey Federal Money to Pay for Water Projects in Texas

The National Hurricane Center has concluded that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Texas Gulf Coast last August, was the worst rain storm ever to have occurred, shattering records and causing between $100 billion and $200 billion in damages.

Category: General

2/20/2018
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SpaceX Wants $5 Million More for the Boca Chica Spaceport in Texas

SpaceX, which has been building a spaceport at Boca Chica near Brownsville, is asking the state of Texas for $5 million more to help pay for infrastructure related to the launch facility.

Category: General

2/19/2018
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A Medicaid Work Requirement for Texas?

One of the ideas being floated to help rein in the cost of Medicaid is to impose a work requirement for the program.

Category: General

2/16/2018
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Texas Governor Proposes New Property Tax Reform Measure

One of the vexing problems that the Texas Legislature has failed to address is the tendency of property taxes to increase every year, often faster than the incomes of home owners who are obliged to pay them.

Category: General

2/14/2018
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Policies Governing Employees' Use of Computer Equipment

Have you ever walked up on an employee using Facebook on the clock or standing at the copier with a stack of personal documents?

Category: Labor and Employment Law

2/12/2018
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Employment Agreements Such as Severance, Non-Compete, etc.

There are a variety of agreements that should be considered for your company's employment documents, depending on the complexity and nature of the business. Not all will apply to all businesses and some may seem unnecessary.

Category: Labor and Employment Law

2/6/2018
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Employee Handbooks

Every business has different processes, applicable standards and regulations, and values; therefore a proper employee handbook for your staff should not be a downloaded, unedited sample you find in the wilds of the internet.

Category: Labor and Employment Law

2/1/2018
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Policies on How Employees and Supervisors Communicate

There are policies governing employee and supervisor communication for reasons of productivity, and there are policies with bases of legal protection. The most common sense action is to put it all in writing and enforce it all uniformly.

Category: General

1/29/2018
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Top 3 Legal Pitfalls Small Businesses Encounter

With an industrial spirit, and enviable ambition, many small business owners leave no stone unturned in the marketplace. They see opportunity at every turn, and innovation knocking at each door. The sole focus of many small business owners is how to connect their talent, insight, and products with the millions of marketplace consumers.

Category: Small Business and Contracts

1/22/2018
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Sales Tax Surge to Help Texas to Keep Its Books in Balance

Keeping the books of the state of Texas balanced can be something of a challenge. The past session of the Texas Legislature balanced the 2018-19 budget, albeit barely. The next session, due to start in a year, is going to face quite a challenge in making sure that spending matches tax receipts.

Category: Business and Commercial Law

1/18/2018
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Banning Red Light Cameras in Texas

Many communities in the state of Texas have installed red light cameras at busy intersections. These cameras take a picture of the license plate of a vehicle running a red light. The DMV then sends a ticket to the motorist who is registered as owner of the vehicle in question.

Category: General

1/4/2018
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New STAAR Test Guidelines Issued in Texas in the Wake of Harvey

Harvey disrupted a great many aspects of Texas life, not the least of which was education. Many schools in the area affected by Texas were closed for days or even weeks, and some students were required to continue their learning at other schools as the ones they had attended underwent repairs.

Category: General

12/20/2017
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The Push for More Texas Toll Roads May Face Opposition in Legislature

One of the problems that has accompanied the burgeoning population growth in the state of Texas has been highway congestion.

Category: General

12/15/2017
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Texas Schools Hit by Hurricane Harvey Plead for Exemption from School Accountability Ratings

One of the lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey, which drenched a great deal of the Texas Gulf Coast centered on the Houston-Galveston area, has been how it has impacted the school districts in the affected area.

Category: General

12/11/2017
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State Funded Network of Sensors Begins to Track Fracking Related Earthquakes in Texas

Houston Public Media is reporting that a network of seismology sensors, partly funded by the state of Texas, is up and running.

Category: General

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