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Legal matters are rarely simple, which is why Tully Rinckey PLLC attorneys like to share their knowledge about specific topics through our articles page. Here, you will find articles to help make sense of complex legal issues. If you have a legal topic you would like us to address in our articles, please email info@tullylegal.com.


Proposed Bill to Modify UM/UIM Claims Procedure Fails to make it out of Texas Legislature

The 2019 Texas Legislative session ended Monday, May 28, 2019 and although several significant pieces of legislation are now headed to the Governor’s desk for signing, HB 1739…

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Alert: Workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation heads to Supreme Court

The future of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals’ civil rights in the workplace will soon be in the hands of the Supreme Court. The nation’s highest…

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Proposed ’Joint Employer‘ Rule Change Could Benefit Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a proposed rule that would clarify when joint employment exists and, in turn, the responsibilities of “joint employers”…

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Employers should prepare for proposed increase to overtime threshold

A proposed rule would increase the threshold at which employees must be paid to qualify as exempt from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according…

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Despite laws intended to prevent it, age discrimination ‘alive and well’ in 2019

Although over fifty (“50”) years has passed since the establishment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), age discrimination still occurs in the workplace and in…

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Pay equity: Employers should be proactive in seeking new ways to fairly compensate employees, prevent bias

So much for breaking through the glass ceiling. Employers today, in some cases, are still paying men more than women with similar experience who perform similar duties, while many…

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Considering purchasing property in Ireland?

Investment climate and market trends Both the commercial and residential marketplace in Ireland are expected to remain strong in 2019. Ireland’s residential real estate market…

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On the Road

DRIVERLESS CARS ARE DISRUPTING NORMS AND LEGAL STANDARDS We will be sharing the roadways with driverless cars before we know it. Did you know Texas recently passed a statewide law…

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Do You Know What Your Obligations Are Under the Hatch Act?

Another day, another alleged violation of the Hatch Act. High-profile names such as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, White House Counselor Kellyanne…

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Practicing patience: Federal employees with appeals forced to wait due to vacant MSPB

What happens when a federal board has no members? Not much. The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is vacant for the first time in its 40-year history, leaving hundreds,…

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