Month: March 2014

Dissecting fact and fiction from a recent report on retirement savings

As somebody who spent a decade working in employee benefits and now practices employee benefits law, I have an understanding of the employee benefits industry. When I saw WFAA in Dallas covering a report about retirement savings I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to fact-check. Predictably, the piece mixes a little truth with a lot of …

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Behind the scenes with Target’s anti-union video

Many large employers, particularly retailers, include anti-union information or videos as part of their new hire training process in an effort to prevent unions from gaining a foothold with workers. These videos have been around for a while in all their cheesy, disinformational glory. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) permits employers to share their …

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Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claims apply to employees of contractors according to the Supreme Court

Sarbanes-Oxley, passed in 2002 in the wake of the Enron disaster, includes a protection in Section 806 that employees of a publicly traded company against retaliation for whistleblowing on accounting fraud and other prohibited acts under Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Most courts hold that the employees of contractors to public companies are not protected under the act’s anti-retaliation …

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5 Problems with 50/50 Custody in Dallas-Fort Worth Divorces

50/50 custody refers to custody arrangements outside of the standard possession order that split time evenly between the parents. This arrangement might work as alternating weeks or an alternating group of days. Although these arrangements are not the norm, they can be approved by a family court and sometimes work very well. If you believe …

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Is it better to keep divorce uncontested or fight for what you deserve? Bedford divorce lawyer explains

Uncontested divorce participants comment after the fact that they liked the idea of an uncontested divorce; but along the way there were some tense discussions that made them feel like because they chose an uncontested divorce they were stuck giving in to whatever demands their spouse wanted to prevent the divorce from becoming contested. Often …

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Why insurance companies don’t care about your diminished value claim: Texas lawyer explains

I receive many calls and emails each week regarding diminished value claims. Almost every time, the story is the same. Although the other driver caused the wreck, the insurance company refuses any discussion of a diminished value claim. The person might pursue a few hundred dollars all the way up to tens of thousands of dollars. Regardless …

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