MehaffyWeber, P.C. Blog

Latest from MehaffyWeber, P.C. Blog

Texas has a history of being an employer-friendly state; however, federal and state laws prevent employers from illegal harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace. Employers are not legally allowed to hold certain personal characteristics against their employees. There are federal and state laws that protect workers from being treated differently based on traits including their race, color, disability, religion,

MehaffyWeber in its 75-year history has been lead counsel in many cases that have helped define Texas and national jurisprudence. MehaffyWeber was the trial counsel in the seminal case of Employers Casualty Co. v. Tilley, 496 S.W.2d 552 (Tex. 1973). Tilley was the first case to define the obligations of defense counsel that is retained by the insured. These “Tilley

Many companies in Texas utilize employee non-compete agreements to protect their business interests and keep trade secrets from spreading through their industry. Recently, an executive order released by the White House on July 9, 2021 targets non-compete agreements and clauses in an alleged attempt to create a more open and competitive economy for workers. Many states outlaw or severely restrict

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and new variants of the virus emerge, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new emergency temporary standard (ETS) for the healthcare industry as well as recommendations for other industries on how to keep their employees and customers safe. These emergency rules show the dire situation currently gripping the nation as OSHA

Since the firm’s inception in 1946, MehaffyWeber has proudly represented clients across various industries through its Beaumont office. As the firm grew over the years and demand for its services increased, the need for expansion became clear. The firm now has active offices in addition to Beaumont in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. The attorneys try cases throughout the state

As more companies are encouraging employees to return to physical offices and in-person work, the question of whether or not a company can require all workers to receive a COVID-19 vaccination has become a serious topic of discussion. According to newly released federal guidance, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws do not prevent employers from requiring all employees physically

Since 1946, the attorneys at MehaffyWeber have dedicated themselves to serving both local and national professional associations. From Texas organizations like the State Bar of Texas and Texas Association of Defense Counsel to nationally and internationally-recognized groups like the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, leadership roles have come naturally to many of

Texas law takes a restrictive view of what duties an insurance agent owes to policy purchasers, and claims for breach of fiduciary duty against an agent are not typically successful. In Texas, there is no formal fiduciary duty between an insurance agent and an insured. There is also no legal duty imposed upon an insurance agent to extend policy protection