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Changes are on the way for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The legal test for determining whether employees are exempt from overtime under the “white collar” regulation will change sometime in 2016. Employers need to take steps now to ensure they can comply when the change becomes effective. The exact change will not be known until the final regulation is published by the Department of Labor. However the proposed rule published on July 6, 2015 makes clear that the minimum amount of compensation necessary for an exemption will increase significantly and may double.

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Concealed carry by license holders has been the law of the land in Texas since 1995. Effective January 1, 2016, licensed handgun holders in Texas may lawfully carry their holstered handguns in an open manner in many public places.  It is still illegal to carry a handgun on certain types of premises. For example:  schools, collegiate and professional sporting events, bars, polling places, correctional facilities, government buildings, and secured areas of airports.

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Steven Garrett – Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law

Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced that Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. Associate Attorney Steven Garrett received Board Certification in Labor & Employment Law.

Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 22 specific areas of law.

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Tanya DeMent receives Board Certification in Labor & Employment Law

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced that Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P Associate Attorney Tanya DeMent received Board Certification in Labor and Employment Law.

Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 22 specific areas of law.

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Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. partner Mike Golden will present “Ethical Use of Social Media in Recovering Damages” to the 8th Annual Texas Bar CLE’s Damages in Civil Litigation Course. The presentation is scheduled for 1:15pm Friday, February 5th at the Hilton Park Cities in Dallas. Additional information>>>

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. partner Ann Abrams Price will present a session entitled “Employment Law Update: Exempt or Non-Exempt; Employee or Independent Contractor” to the 53rd Annual Joe Vincent Management Seminar of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas.  The presentation, which will review how significant changes proposed by the Department of Labor affect independent agencies, is scheduled for 8:30am Tuesday, January 26th at the Austin Renaissance Hotel. Additional information>>>

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. partner Jason Boulette will present “Getting Online Information into Evidence” to the 24th Annual Advanced Employment Law Course meeting, cosponsored by the Texas Bar CLE and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. The presentation, eligible for CLE credit, is scheduled for 2:45 pm on Friday, January 15th at the Westin Galleria hotel in Dallas.

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. partner Jason Boulette will address the 19th Annual Texas Workforce Conference, co-hosted by the Texas Chapter of the International Association of Workforce Professionals, to be held November 18-20, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas. Mr. Boulette’s presentation, “Big Data – Is This the End?”, is scheduled for 1:45pm Thursday, November 19.  Additional information>>>

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. Partner Laura Merrit will be the featured speaker at this month’s meeting of Central Texas Women in eDiscovery, presenting a talk entitled “Legal Issues for a Mobile Workforce”.  This topic will include an overview of the legal issues implicated by today’s co-working, power-commuting, remote office-using mobile workforce, including IP ownership, company property protection, confidentiality preservation, and wage and hour concerns. The presentation will take place DLA Piper LLP’s offices at 401 Congress Avenue. ##2500. Additional information>>>

Ms. Merritt will also present during the State Bar of Texas’ live CLE broadcast Friday, November 20 on “Handling Your First (or Next) Settlement” at 3:15pm.  Additional information>>>

The 20th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute Conference of the University of Texas School of Law’s CLE featured Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. Partner Michael J. Golden, speaking on “Ethics in Negotiation: the True Cost of Representation”.

Mr. Golden’s presentation explored the obligations placed on an attorney by the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Conduct for cases in which a client discloses a terrible truth or reveals an unspeakable purpose.

The conference was held at Austin’s Four Seasons Hotel on November 5/6, 2015.  Additional information>>>


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