Labor & Employment Dispatch: July 2019

July 8, 2019 | Newsletters


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Dallas and San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

On August 1, 2019, paid sick leave ordinances in Dallas and San Antonio are scheduled to take effect. While it is possible that legal challenges to the ordinances may be asserted, there is no guarantee that court intervention will be obtained before August 1. In the meantime, Dallas and San Antonio employers must take steps necessary to revise current sick leave and paid time off policies or implement a paid sick time policy to ensure compliance with the ordinance.

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Upcoming Webinar

Dallas and San Antonio Employers Should Get a Policy Checkup Now—Before New Paid Sick Leave Ordinances Take Effect

12 p.m., Thursday, July 11 | Register here »

With the effective date for the Dallas and San Antonio paid sick leave ordinances rapidly approaching, join this Jackson Walker webinar discussing the requirements of the new ordinances and providing recommendations on how to smoothly implement a compliant paid sick leave policy. These ordinances will impact employers of all types and sizes.

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Jackson Walker Advises Whataburger in Sale of Majority Interest to BDT Capital Partners

Labor & Employment partner John Jansonius served on the Jackson Walker team that advised iconic Texas fast-food chain Whataburger in the sale of a majority interest to BDT Capital Partners, a Chicago-based merchant bank that advises and invests in family and founder-led companies. Find out what this partnership means for Whataburger’s future »


Houston Bar Association L&E Section Panel: Supreme Court 2018 Term

From age discrimination to arbitration of employment disputes, JW partner Lonnie Schooler joined fellow panelists Sidd Rao and Katherine Mize for a discussion on employment law cases from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 term. Learn more about the panel »

Delaware Supreme Court Holds Directors’ Fiduciary Duties Require Monitoring Mission-Critical Risks

Four years after Blue Bell’s listeria outbreak, the Delaware Supreme Court has weighed in: Boards of directors must actively monitor a company’s mission-critical tasks—including food safety. Get the details »


Rick Garza Recognized in San Antonio Scene‘s “Best S.A. Lawyers” List for 2019

In its 15th year, the “Best S.A. Lawyers” list presents attorneys across 80 distinct practice areas who were nominated by fellow licensed, practicing attorneys of Bexar County. The 2019 list included 39 Jackson Walker attorneys, including Rick Garza, who was recognized in the areas of Employment Litigation: Defense and Labor & Employment. View the full list of honorees »

Markets Insider: How to Estimate EB-5 Visa Wait Times

By Samuel B. Silverman (EB5 Affiliate Network) and Christian Triantaphyllis (Jackson Walker)

Only 10,000 EB-5 visas are available each immigration fiscal year that runs from October 1 to September 30. When predicting and interpreting EB-5 visa wait times, it is important to understand the five steps in the EB-5 process. Explore these five steps »

Save the Date: Upcoming L&E Events

Mark your calendars for labor & employment events and symposia coming to Houston, Dallas, and Austin this fall. More details will be provided soon.

Houston L&E Breakfast — Wednesday, September 18
Dallas L&E Symposium — Thursday, October 10
Austin L&E Event — Tuesday, October 29


JW Sponsorships | June 2019

Throughout the month of June, the Firm proudly supported 20 local and national organizations that benefit Texas communities.

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