Southern District of Texas found that a city’s requirement for a community college district to pay impact fees before certifying the community college district’s construction projects for occupancy or connection of utilities constitutes a taking in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Topic:  Southern District of Texas found that a city’s requirement for a community college district to pay impact fees before certifying the community college district’s construction projects for occupancy or…

Continue Reading Southern District of Texas found that a city’s requirement for a community college district to pay impact fees before certifying the community college district’s construction projects for occupancy or connection of utilities constitutes a taking in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The Texas Supreme Court’s recent holding allows a Plea to the Jurisdiction to function as a motion for summary judgment.

In Alamo Heights Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Clark, 544 S.W.3d 755 (Tex. 2018), a teacher sued the school district for claims of sexual harassment and retaliation under the Texas Commission…

Continue Reading The Texas Supreme Court’s recent holding allows a Plea to the Jurisdiction to function as a motion for summary judgment.

Fifth Circuit concludes that telecommuting is not a reasonable accommodation when in-office work is an essential job function.

In Credeur v. Louisiana Through Office of Attorney Gen., 860 F.3d 785 (5th Cir. 2017), the Fifth Circuit held that an employer was not required to allow an employee to…

Continue Reading Fifth Circuit concludes that telecommuting is not a reasonable accommodation when in-office work is an essential job function.

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, settlement payments paid on sexual harassment claims are no longer deductible where the settlement agreement contains non-disclosure language.

Pursuant to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, tax deductions are no longer available for settlement payments related to sexual harassment claims if the settlement is subject to a nondisclosure…

Continue Reading Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, settlement payments paid on sexual harassment claims are no longer deductible where the settlement agreement contains non-disclosure language.

U.S. Dept. of Labor Wage and Hour Division starts a new program for employers to resolve overtime and minimum wage violations without litigation.

Pursuant to the Department of Labor’s Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program, employers are now encouraged to voluntarily identify and correct wage and hour violations. Under this program, employers who…

Continue Reading U.S. Dept. of Labor Wage and Hour Division starts a new program for employers to resolve overtime and minimum wage violations without litigation.