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So, it appears after all that the police force of a private entity is not an arm of the state. I mis-read the Texas Supreme Court’s 2017 decision. I wrote about that 2017 decision here. The Texas Supreme Court has now resolved the issue in University of the Incarnate Word v. Redus, No. 18-0351

Over the last three weeks, 745,000 Texans have applied for unemployment benefits. That represents about 5.7% of the Texas workforce. That is more than applied in all of 2019. During the 2008-09 recession, the highest number of applicants in one week was 55,000. This current recession is on the way to setting records. Let us

A lot of folks have been laid off in the past week. We know this, because claims for unemployment have skyrocketed. In 2019, some 13,600 Texans applied for unemployment each month, back when the economy was doing very well. This week, 155,657 Texans have applied for unemployment. That is an 800% increase. See Texas Tribune

I am a member of Texas Employment Lawyers Association. We represent people in employment lawsuits. TELA just posted excellent advice on worker’s rights during the coronavirus outbreak. Go to our website here for advice about unemployment benefits, workplace accommodations and being required to work from home.

As we used to say in Iraq, Be Safe.

What rights do you have regarding the coronavirus? Chris McKinney, a top notch lawyer,  has drafted some very good FAQ’s regarding this new pandemic. See his post here As a serious illness, most employees would be covered by the Family Medical Leave Act if they contract the virus. The more difficult question is must an

Forced arbitration has become more and more prevalent. In the work place, many employers provide an orientation which occurs online. So, forced arbitration often requires the new employee to agree (or not) to forced arbitration online. What happens if the employee does not sign the forced arbitration agreement? And, what happens if an employee does

William Hurt plays a character, Thomas Tulley in the movie, The Last Full Measure. Near the end of the flick, MSGT Tulley admits that he felt this guilt when he discovered the body of his friend, William H. Pitsenbarger. Tully felt guilty because his first reaction at seeing the bullet riddled body of his

In a column last April. Josh Brodesky suggests the Confederate memorial which formerly resided in downtown San Antonio should be placed in a museum. In his April 20, 2019 piece, he questions the motivations of supporters of the memorial. Yet, even though his piece is ostensibly about the memorial, he never discusses the motivations

Alex Jones and InfoWars provide a good lesson in how not to conduct a lawsuit. Alex Jones and InfoWars are being sued for making false claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre was not real. One of the parents of the murdered children, Neil Heslin, sued Mr. Jones for defamation in Travis County, Texas.

In what industry are both white collar and blue collar managers and leaders trained each time they are promoted? In the military. In the military services, we have to lead and manage persons from all sorts of backgrounds. So, for decades, the U.S. military has required attendance and graduation from various schools for promotion to