Preparing Non-Management Employees for OSHA Interviews!

The Occupational Safety & Health Act (“OSH Act”) authorizes OSHA, as part of an inspection of an employer, to “question privately any such employer, owner, operator, agent or employee.” As part of an OSHA inspection, the employer should expect the agency to request interviews in private with management and non-management employees. A previous posting on this blog has already addressed interviews of management employees. An employer has a right to inform non-management employees of their rights and obligations during an OSHA interview. OSHA legal experts generally agree this right should be exercised by an employer. After all, questioning by a representative of the federal government can be

What Texas Employers Need to Know About State's New Knife & Sword Law!

Prior to September 1, 2017, a person committed a criminal offense in Texas if he or she “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly” carried on or about his or her person an “illegal knife” anywhere other than “(1) the person’s own premises or premises under premises under the person’s control, or (2) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or is under the person’s control.” An “illegal knife” was defined as including “a knife with a blade over five and on-half inches”, a “hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown”, a “dagger, including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto, and poniard”, a “bowie knife”, a “sword”, or a “s

Legal Dabbling: Hurricanes Create Calm Before Legal Malpractice Storm Surge

As Texans continue cleaning up the destruction of Hurricane Harvey and Floridians brace for Hurricane Irma bearing down on them, many lawyers in the regions will be seduced by the money to be made from the sheer number of insurance claims and lawsuits soon to be filed. Unfortunately, many of these lawyers will instead find themselves professionally devastated by a legal malpractice claim because they chose to “dabble” in an unfamiliar area of law into which they never should have ventured. READ MORE

Robert Chadwick Named Texas "Super Lawyer" for Eighth Time

FRISCO, TX - For 2017, Robert G. Chadwick, Jr. has again been honored by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer, a distinction reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in the state. This is the eighth year in which he has been so honored. Mr. Chadwick is a Managing Member of Seltzer │Chadwick│ Soefje, PLLC. He has more than 33 years of experience in the areas of labor and employment law, OSHA/occupational safety and health law, and ERISA/employee benefits litigation. He is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice focuses on the representation of management and fiduciaries. His specific recognition as a Texas Super Lawyer is in the practice area

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