Employers Beware: The Customer Is Not Always Right!

In today’s divisive political and cultural climate, it is not surprising that confrontations between workers and customers are commonplace. On February 12, 2018, a state trooper who had pulled up to the drive-thru of a Normal, Illinois McDonald's restaurant was allegedly greeted by an employee with the expletive “F*** the police.” Upon hearing of the incident, the franchise owner made the immediate decision to terminate the offending employee. In this circumstance, the employer was likely acting within its legal rights in firing the offending employee. After all, the customer did nothing to provoke the employee. The customer was right. But, what if the circumstances are different? What if a

Risk Management Best Practice Starts With Open Lines Of Communication

The best way to avoid problems arising on any construction project is to maintain open lines of communication. Too many costly claims and lawsuits against design professionals begin as nothing more than a simple miscommunication among the owner, contractor, subcontractor, and design professional. The key to all communication is to be pro-active. Recognizing that an issue or miscommunication has popped up is the most important first step. Maintaining open dialogue with your clients will keep costs lower and improve overall business relationships. Many times, simply keeping open lines of communication can prevent a problem on the job site from developing into a claim or potential lawsuit. < WA

Teddy Abbott Joins Firm As Of Counsel

Seltzer Chadwick Soefje, PLLC announces the addition of 25-year veteran Oklahoma litigation and commercial attorney Teddy Abbott as Of Counsel in the firm's Oklahoma practice. Mr. Abbott's 25 years of legal experience includes the representation of corporations and individuals in matters involving commercial and individual bankruptcy, and debtor/creditor rights in state courts throughout Oklahoma and in federal courts in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. Mr. Abbott also represents corporations and individuals in matters involving construction defects, commercial litigation, corporate law, personal injury, employment discrimination, civil rights, sexual harassment, Title IX investigations and co

Firm Opens Satellite Office In Oklahoma City

Seltzer Chadwick Soefje, PLLC is proud to announce the opening of a satellite office at 101 Park Ave., Suite 1300, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As a satellite office, client meetings in Oklahoma City are by appointment only. The opening of the Oklahoma CIty office follows the admission of Member Tim Soefje to the Oklahoma Bar, and the addition of 25-year veteran Oklahoma attorney Teddy Abbott as Of Counsel to the firm. Mr. Soefje will serve as manager of the office. Messrs. Soefje and Abbott are immediately available to assist clients with business, bankruptcy, construction and professional liability matters throughout Oklahoma. Mr. Abbott is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District

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