U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

On September 24 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule increasing the threshold amounts for exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA empowers the DOL to define and delimit the requirements for certain employees to be exempt from overtime.  The DOL has expressed what is required […]

2019 Legislature Narrows Texas Citizens Participation Act to Clean Up Eight-Year Mess

Posted on Sep 10, 2019

On June 2, 2019, Governor Abbott signed a bill amending the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA” or “Act”) to clarify and narrow its scope. The changes will help slow a years-long torrent of litigation over the meaning and reach of the legislation. In 2011, the 82nd Legislature passed the TCPA to protect citizens’ rights to […]

Wire Transfer Fraud

Posted on Sep 10, 2019

If your business sends or receives wire transfers, beware of business email compromise (“BEC”) schemes. In a typical BEC scheme, hackers gain access to an employee’s email account. They monitor the account until they see email traffic that mentions a wire transfer. The hackers then impersonate or “spoof” the person sending the wire transfer instructions […]