Dylan Smith’s Article Featured in The Transportation Lawyer Publication

Dylan Smith’s article, ‘State Departments of Transportation and Cybersecurity: Fund Now or Risk Dire Consequences’ was featured in the December 2018 issue of The Transportation Lawyer.  The article discusses the rise of cybersecurity concerns for state departments of transportation and the need for funding and the development of cybersecurity defenses in order to protect the […]

The Power of Collective Bargaining Agreements and How One of the Most Powerful Labor Unions in the United States Failed Its Members

By: Dylan J. Smith A collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is a written legal contract between an employer and organized labor that sets down and defines conditions of employment and procedures for dispute resolution. Typically, a CBA is the result of a process of collective bargaining between an employer and a labor union representing the employer’s […]

Legally Prescribed Medication, the Section 40.327(B) Notice of the Likelihood of Posing Significant Safety Risks, and the Motor Carrier Employer’s Dilemma

By: Jarad L. Kent; Betty S. Young In January of 2018, the Office of General Counsel and Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance of the Department of Transportation provided guidance on 49 C.F.R. Part 40, providing a question and answer on a Medical Review Officer’s reporting obligations under 49 C.F.R. §40.135 and §40.327 […]

Discovery – It is called a “process” for a reason

By: Jessica Eaton Being sued can be an emotional experience – a lawsuit can feel like an attack on you as a person and as a professional.  The very essence of “fight or flight” is invoked – as one’s own financial, emotional and mental security is placed at stake.  There is a reason Abraham Lincoln […]

Implications of Technology on Litigation

By: Leon H. Horne, III Unquestionably, the discovery process is the most costly and laborious part of litigation – collecting the evidence of the case (documents, records, statements, and the like) from the parties and others involved requires detailed focus.  In today’s ever-changing world of technology, document production has become one of the biggest parts […]

Transportation / Trucking Law, Spring 2012

An Overview of the New Transportation Regulations Where are your drivers’ safety records? The answer to that question could very well determine whether your motor carrier operation will face steep penalties, or even be shut down. Trucking-Law-Spring-2012

Employment Law, Winter 2012

Wage Withholding and Priority Issues in Texas Texas employers can suddenly find themselves thrust into the unenviable position of having to collect court-mandated withholdings from employees. It can be a daunting task for anyone, especially large employers facing a high volume payroll. However, familiarizing yourself with the basics of Texas withholding laws and how they […]

Employment Law Newsletter, Fall 2011

Opting Out of the Workers’ Comp System: The Right Fit for Your Business? In Texas, employers have access to a unique framework for opting out of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Program. The opt-out provision, known as nonsubscription, gives employers — both large and small — the opportunity to control and manage workplace safety and occupational […]