13 Dec 2016
by Laura Merritt
The 2016 election cycle was, as most people agree, contentious and dramatic to a degree not seen in recent history. Unlike a typical presidential election, the controversies and strong feelings have not diminished, but some might say, have even intensified and may continue to do so after the new administration is in place.
13 Dec 2016
by Ann Price
The naming of Andy Puzder as President-Elect Trump’s choice for Secretary of Labor signals that the new overtime rule set to become effective on December 1, 2016 may ultimately languish. Mr. Puzder is on the record as a critic of the rule. Currently, enforcement of the rule is stayed pending the appeal by the Department of Labor of the nation-wide temporary injunction issued by a Texas federal court. A ruling by the Fifth Circuit is unlikely before the inauguration on January 20, 2016. The new administration could drop the appeal or issue a different rule after notice and comment. The outcome of the November elections also makes possible legislation or other executive action to stop or alter the rule.
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. partner Laura Merritt will speak to Austin’s Corporate Paralegal Group Tuesday, November 7th. Ms. Merritt’s presentation will address Political Speech in the Workplace: When is political speech ok in the workplace? What rights do employers and employees have? What about the First Amendment? Can employers raise money for political candidates from their employees?
The presentation is available for CLE credit. Additional information>>>
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. partner Jason Boulette will present ” New Opportunities in Employment Law for Civil Litigators” to the 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, which is scheduled for October 27/28 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin.
Mr. Boulette’s talk will explore the effects of the sharing economy on the traditional employment model as companies use technology to connect providers and end-users in novel ways, and employees increasingly view themselves as individual entrepreneurs with their own business aspirations. The presentation will be at 1:20pm on Friday, October 28th and is eligible for CLE credit. Additional information>>>
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. partner Laura Merritt is scheduled to speak at the University of Texas CLE’s Essential Non-Compete and Trade Secret Law course in Houston October 7th. Her presentation, “Investigating the Employee Departure”, will focus on departing employees, who can carry the risk of departing company assets—both literally and figuratively, and offer advice on how to investigate possible misappropriation of company assets and how to prevent their misappropriation in the first place.
The presentation is eligible for CLE credit and will be at 1:20 pm at Norris Conference Center in Houston.
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. partner Jason Boulette is scheduled to speak at the University of Texas CLE’s Essential Non-Compete and Trade Secret Law course in Houston October 7th. His presentation, “Tips for the New Employer and the Former Employer”, will offer practical tips on hiring key talent from the competition while minimizing the chance of litigation and maximizing the chance of success in the event of a suit, and discuss how to manage the departure of key talent to a direct competitor for both business and litigation purposes. The presentation is available for CLE credit and will be at 3:00 pm at Norris Conference Center in Houston.
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. is proud to announce that all five partners have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Singled out for the distinction by their peers, the Partners are happy and honored to accept this prestigious distinction.
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. Partner Ann Abrams Price will present to the Austin Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section’s CLE scheduled for Wednesday, September 7the at 12pm. Ms. Abram’s topic is “Updated Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Regulations”. The presentation will take place at the ABA’s Seminar Room,816 Congress Ave., Suite 700.
24 Aug 2016
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. partner Ann Price will address the Texas Society of Association Executives’ New Ideas Annual Conference in San Antonio September 13th, at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk. Ms. Price’s educational session is titled “Overtime – Plan for Big Changes Effective December 1, 2016”. Additional information>>>