Category: Texas

Posted in Misclassification Texas

US Department of Labor recovers $178K in back wages for 27 workers of Houston employer who misclassified them as independent contractors 

The United States Department of Labor announced the recovery of $178k in wages for construction workers who…

Posted in Texas

Defining the Term Employee in Workers Comp Lawsuit

From Waste360, Barry Shanoff provides an excellent analysis and discussion of a case which focused on whether…

Posted in Arbitration Texas

Texas Supreme Court Enforces Arbitration Agreement that was Signed Electronically

From JDSupra, Tiffany Cox Stacy and Patrick Maher discuss a recent case before the Texas Supreme Court…

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Texas Supreme Court Finds Injured Contract Worker Was an Employee for Workers’ Compensation Purposes

From Lexology, Abby Kotun and Paulo McKeeby discuss a recent case in which a staffing agency’s employee was found…

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Posted in New Mexico Texas

Directional Driller was Independent Contractor

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein discusses a recent case in which a highly skilled directional driller was found…

Posted in Misclassification Texas

Business Groups Challenge Biden Administration’s Delay of Trump-era Independent Contractor Rule

From JDSupra, Allan Bloom and Eric Novak discuss a lawsuit brought by business groups that challenged the…

Posted in Arbitration Texas

Fifth Circuit Affirms Ruling That Parties Lacked Agreement to Arbitrate 

From JDSupra, Nora Valenza-Frost reports on a case in which there were conflicting terms relating to dispute…

Posted in Arbitration Texas

Employer’s Signature May Not Be Essential to Enforceability of Arbitration Agreement 

From JDSupra, Arnoldo Rodriguez discusses a unique case in which an employer did not sign an arbitration agreement…

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor 

From Law.com/Texas Lawyer, Michael P. Maslanka discusses the ongoing struggle between protecting workers and allowing individual freedom…

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COVID-19: Self employed Texans get some relief benefits

From The American Genius, April Bingham discusses opportunities for independent contractors to obtain benefits through Disaster Unemployment…

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Texas Rule on “Gig Workers” Takes Effect

From Epstein Becker Green, Susan Gross Sholinsky, Greta Ravitsky, Kevin R. Vozzo, and Christopher R. Shur provide…

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Texas Workers Could Lose Employee Rights Under Proposed Rule For Gig-Economy Apps

From Houston Public Media, Elizabeth Trovall reports that, amidst a cloud of controversy,  the Texas Workforce Commission…