Obesity is sometimes referred to as a growing epidemic. There is more obesity today. But, obesity in itself does not rise to the level of a disability, according to a recent Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision. In Morriss v. BNSF Railway Company, No. 14-3858 (8th Cir. 4/5/2016), the plaintiff was 5’10” and weighed

Are college football players employees? The NLRB, at least on the regional level, said yes. See my prior post regarding that ruling here. In a similar case, one former college basketball player, Ed O’Bannon, sued the NCAA for using his name and image in marketing. The NCAA has long used the names and images

In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board has adopted a new standard regarding joint employers. Joint employers is a relatively new creation in the area of labor and employment law. Joint employers, as the name suggests, refers to separate employers both being employers of the same employee. Many years ago, I worked on

With an aging population, we are already seeing more medical care issues in the work place. There will be more, not fewer, requests for accommodation. Since the ADA was amended effective in 2009, we are just now seeing the increase in requests for accommodation cases. Some folks just get the whole request for accommodation thing

Gov. Abbott has asked the Texas State Guard to “monitor” the training known as Jade Helm 15. I previously wrote about that silly request here. I was wrong in describing the entity as the Texas National Guard. The Governor actually asked the “Texas State Guard” to watch the Special Forces soldiers traipse around conducting

If a lawyer said what Ken Paxton said about disregarding A Supreme Court decision, then that lawyer would indeed face disbarment. So, it is perhaps not surprising that some 150 Texas lawyers have threatened to file a complaint about the Texas Attorney General. Ken Paxton issued legal guidance soon after the Supreme Court decision finding

According to Donald Trump, many Mexican immigrants are rapists. He defended his comments later. See Business insider report. They also bring drugs and crime. But, some, he says, are good people. All I can say his experience with Mexican immigrants is far different than mine.

Surprisingly, Sen. Ted Cruz supported Mr. Trump in making

Well, the state Senate passed a measure that would restrict Hazlewood recipients to veterans who served six years or longer. That means the average veteran who does his or her 3 years and leaves would not qualify. And, the benefits must be used within 15 years of service, according to the Senate version. That means

People lie in civil cases. They really do. Unlike what you see on TV, witnesses can usually lie in non-criminal cases and get away with it. Prosecutors just are not interested in going after folks who lie in a civil case. They have too many more serious cases to deal with. But, one woman in