In Woods v. Cantrell, the Fifth Circuit recently approved a rare “single event” claim of hostile work environment situation which portends potential hazards for employers. This recent decision underscores the hazard for employers in not properly training and disciplining supervisors about workplace conduct. Such training must be repeated regularly to ensure proper standards of conduct apply in the workplace.
Under the new legislation, EB-5 visas shall continue to be made available to a qualified immigrant investor who has invested, or is in the process of investing, capital in an amount not less than $1,050,000, or $800,000 for TEA and infrastructure projects; and whose commercial enterprise must benefit the nation’s economy by creating full-time employment for at least 10 qualifying employees.
NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of Labor & Employment attorneys Sara Harris, David Schlottman, Jackie Staple, and Scott Weatherford to Thomson Reuters’ 2022 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list. The Firm is especially proud to share that David Schlottman was named among the 100 highest-rated “Texas Rising Stars.”
Jay Rutherford, chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employment practice, has been appointed as managing partner of the Fort Worth office. On his appointment, Jay noted, “Together, with the dedicated professionals in our office, we’ll continue our mission of providing the finest, most trusted legal counsel to our vast range of clients, while creating lasting relationships, and always giving back to our community.”
Lionel M. Schooler has been selected as a board member of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), an international arbitration credentialing group. Lonnie will continue to serve as Chair of the Texas Chapter of the North American Branch, a position he has held since 2018.
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