One Of Nation's Top Immigration Lawyers Joins Seltzer Chadwick Soefje & Ladik, PLLC

The Texas-based boutique law firm of Seltzer Chadwick Soefje & Ladik, PLLC announces a name change with the addition of one of the country’s top immigration attorneys as a partner in its Dallas office. Steve Ladik joins the 7-person firm founded in 2015. Ladik formerly served as a partner with some of the world’s leading corporate immigration firms. Ladik has long been recognized as one of America’s premier immigration attorneys with a national practice representing professional athletes and well-known corporate clients. He represents several of the world's and Dallas’ best-known sports figures. He currently serves as the outside immigration counsel to the PGA TOUR, the National Hockey Leagu

Why Employers Need To Provide Training As To "Unconscious Bias"

Last week, two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks allegedly for trespassing. In the aftermath of the arrests, accusations of racial profiling have brought unwanted protests and media attention to the coffee chain. In response, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said he will order store managers to undergo training as to “unconscious bias.” Although the training ordered by Mr. Johnson likely relates to customer service, prudence dictates that the training also encompass employment relations. Courts have long recognized that an employment practice or decision influenced by “unconscious bias” toward one or more protected groups is a form of unlawful employment discrimination. An empl

SCS Welcomes Samuel P. Baldwin

Seltzer Chadwick Soefje, PLLC proudly welcomes Samuel P. ("Sam") as the newest attorney at the firm's Dallas office. A native Texan, Mr. Baldwin focuses his practice on professional liability, insurance defense and business & real estate litigation. Mr. Baldwin received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and his bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University. While in law school, he was both a Moot Court Advocate and a Mock Trial Advocated. He received the Best Speaker Award in the Leroy Jeffers Intramural Moot Court Competition, and the Shea Lynn Maloney Memorial Award. READ MORE

Beware The Belief Your Response To Auditor A Colossal Waste Of Time

Some lawyers likely will create more potential professional liability over the coming months by drafting a single letter in response to their client’s independent auditor’s request for information than they will throughout the entire rest of the year. The problem arises primarily because after 40 years of writing these letters to independent auditors, too many attorneys, and auditors, have concluded the entire process is a colossal waste of time. As a result, too many have failed to develop and implement appropriate internal policies to insure they handle these auditor’s requests according to the professional standards required of them. Consequently, a sizable number of attorneys, especially

Supreme Court Rejects Narrow Interpretation Of FLSA Exemption

Federal jurisprudence under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which requires employers to pay overtime compensation to covered employers, has historically mandated that exemptions to this requirement be narrowly construed against the employer. A 5-4 opinion this week from the U.S. Supreme Court, however, may indicate a shift to a more employer-friendly treatment of FLSA exemptions. READ MORE

Firm Now Offers "Responsible Cyber Security For Employees" Training

Cyber security policies are only as effective as the employees charged with their implementation. Seltzer Chadwick Soefje, PLLC has thus partnered with Sathishkumar Gopalaswamy of Orbzen to provide a new training program entitled "Responsible Cyber Security For Employees." Mr. Gopalaswamy is a world-renowned cyber security risk strategist. He received his B.E. Degree from Bharathiar University, his MBA from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and his Certification on Cybersecurity: Technology, Application and Policy, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The expertise of Mr. Gopalaswamy and the experience of the firm in providing employee training provi

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