The recent changes to the FLSA white collar exemption has nearly every business asking, “What does this mean for the company?” All companies with employees, including non-profits and churches need to understand the revised overtime regulations and determine (1) do… More
In July 2015, Gallagher & Kennedy alerted employers to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) proposed amendments to the FLSA’s overtime regulations. The long anticipated final changes to the overtime regulation have been released and will take effect December 1,… More
On April 11, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA” or “Agency”) published notice in the Federal Register that it is tentatively denying a Petition which“requests that the Agency make two changes to the current corrosivity characteristic regulation under the… More
1. Choosing the Wrong Type of Legal Entity.Except in unusual circumstances, the best entity is the limited liability company. Founders and investors each get better tax treatment. An operating agreement offers maximum flexibility for a diverse and creative way to please… More
On October 12, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 525 into law, which makes significant amendments to the California Franchise Relations Act. The amendments to the Act, which take effect on January 1, 2016, will apply to any… More
More salaried employees would be eligible for overtime compensation under proposed regulations recently issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. The DOL also has warned employers about the improper use of “independent contractors” to evade overtime compensation obligations.
During its 2015 Regular Session, the New Mexico Legislature passed Senate Bill 319, which amended the County Industrial Revenue Bond Act in order to add mines and energy refineries, treatment or processing plants to the list of “projects” qualifying for… More
Eminent domain is the power of the government to condemn private property for a public use, subject to payment of just compensation. The process in Arizona is driven primarily by statute. Therefore, while eminent domain attorneys are familiar with the… More
Arizona projects a budget deficit of $520 million in FY15 and $1 billion in FY16 according to the State’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and yet, only two years ago, the State was sitting on a $900 million surplus. How did… More
Condemnation cases, like other types of litigation, almost always settle rather than go to trial. Mediation is used frequently as the vehicle for settlement discussions. So, what is mediation, why is it useful and how does it work?