Employment Law, Summer 2009

Reminder: The Federal Minimum Wage rate increased, effective July 24, 2009, to $7.25 per hour. Please keep in mind that many states have minimum wage statutes that require higher hourly wages than federal. Multi-state employers should ensure compliance with each state in which they have employees. Texas relies on the federal law to establish the […]

Appellate Law, Summer 2009

9 Common Questions about Initiating the Appellate Process When Can a Party Appeal an Adverse Ruling? Generally, a party cannot appeal an adverse ruling until a final judgment has been entered. Exceptions to this general principle exist where the ruling concerns one of a limited number of statutes authorizing an interlocutory appeal or where a […]

Family Law, Spring 2009

Should You Hire An Attorney? It’s important to fully evaluate and understand what your divorce will be like. What are your goals for the divorce? Asking these questions may help you decide what the major issues are and whether hiring an attorney is beneficial for you. Support Is spousal maintenance available to you? How much […]

Trucking Law, Spring 2009

Cross Border Trade; No Symptoms of Swine Flu Reported The recent hysteria surrounding the swine flu outbreak that originated in Mexico, but has since spread across the globe, has not infected cross-border trade at this point in time. According to the American Trucking Associations, there have not been any border issues arising out of the […]