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Texas Executive Order Bans COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Private Employers

Late in the afternoon on October 11, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA 40 prohibiting “any entity,” including private employers, from requiring any individual, whether an employee or a consumer,  receive a…

Weathering an Employer’s Duties During the Storm

By: Rachel D. Gebaide, Morey Raiskin and Abood Shebib Hurricane season is only half over, with Hurricane Ida leaving a trail of damage across Louisiana and beyond, and Hurricane Larry swirling in the Atlantic Ocean,…

Gebaide, Gluck, McNeill Presenters for AdventHealth Webinar

Lowndes shareholders Rachel D. Gebaide, Andrew M. Gluck and Greg McNeill were speakers for the “Financial Relief Webinar” presented by AdventHealth on April 23, 2020. They spoke on three important issues facing today’s businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic: business interruption…

U.S. House Passes Coronavirus (COVID-19) Paid FMLA Law and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act: An Employee Guide

By: Rachel D. Gebaide Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation designed to assist a large segment of the nation’s workforce whose ability to work is or may become impacted by…

Should you regulate employee cell phone use in the workplace?

Orlando Business Journal As cell phones become increasingly ubiquitous, employers likely have experienced both positive and negative effects of employees’ ability to remain constantly connected. In many fields, business is conducted regularly through cell phones,…

SKIP THE EEOC AND GO STRAIGHT TO COURT?

Employers Can No Longer Wait To Assert Affirmative Defense of Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies June 6, 2019 By: Morey Raiskin In Fort Bend County v. Davis, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday, June…