Preliminary Injunction Blocks Dallas Paid Sick Time Ordinance

As noted in an earlier blog post, the City of Dallas enacted a paid sick time ordinance which became effective on August 1, 2019 for private employers with six (6) or more employees. Under the Ordinance, no penalties were to be assessed, except for anti-retaliation violations, until April 1, 2020. On June 30, 2019, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to stop the ordinance from taking effect. On March 30, 2020, two days before the ability of the City of Dallas to assess penalties, the Court issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the ordinance. The court’s reasoning was similar to that used by the Texas Third Court of Appeals in fin

Texas Gov. Orders Self-Quarantine For Flyers From Select U.S. States/Cities

On March 26, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order for individuals flying to Texas as their final destination from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and New Orleans. The order mandates a 14-day self quarantine. The order will be enforced by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The order is effective at noon on March 28, 2020. READ ORDER On March 29, 2010, Governor Abbott issued a Proclamation adding the following states and cities to the list of the original executive order: * California * Louisiana * Washington * Atlanta, Georgia * Chicago, Illinois * Detroit, Michigan * Miami, Florida READ PROCLAMATION

CDC Issues Travel Advisory For N.Y. Tri-State Area

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has issued a Domestic Travel Advisory urging residents of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. READ ADVISORY

Coronavirus Crisis: CARES Act Responds To Economic Impact Of COVID-19

The recent stimulus legislation signed by President Trump, provides for greater eligibility for businesses filing under the new subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Specifically, within Section 1113 of the CARES Act: • Amends the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) to increase the eligibility threshold for businesses filing under new subchapter V of chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code from $2,725,625 of debt to $7,500,000. The eligibility threshold will return to $2,725,625 after one year. • Amends the definition of "income" in the Bankruptcy Code for chapters 7 and 13 to exclude coronavirus-related payments from the federal government fr

Coronavirus Crisis: Impact Of COVID-19 On Sports Immigration

It seems like a decade has gone by in the immigration world during the last two weeks! Per my article of March 16 in the following link, foreign athletes and their support personnel have been dramatically impacted by policy changes that have taken place over a wide range of immigration issues. TRAVEL BAN: The Travel Ban currently bans the entry of non-U.S. citizens who are from or have recently been in China, Iran, or certain European countries per the DHS link below. Notably, American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families are exempt but if arriving from an impacted area,

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a pos

Grow Your Blog Community

With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog comes with a built-in members area - so that readers can easily sign easily up to become members of your blog. What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Tip: You can make any member of your blog a writer so they can write posts for your blog. Adding multiple writers is a great way to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to

Recent Bankruptcy Legislation Aims To Help Smaller Businesses

In the fall of 2019, Congress enacted the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 which is designed to streamline the efforts of small businesses to restructure their debt under Chapter 11. The specific highlights of the new law includes a Sub-Chapter V to Chapter 11: Congress defined a “small business debtor” as a business entity or an individual which is engaged in business whose aggregate non-contingent debts (excluding debts to affiliates or insiders) do not exceed $2,725,625 and which elects to be treated as a small business. Only the small business may file a Chapter 11 plan, but the Act requires that the debtor file its plan within 90 days of the date it files its bankruptcy petitio

Are Employee Homes Subject To OSHA Inspections & Reporting?

In the wake of the COVID-19 threat, many employees are working from improvised home work sites. So, what does this mean for OSHA compliance and enforcement? In 2000, OSHA issued a Directive which purports to answer this question. READ MORE

Coronavirus Crisis: COVID-19 And The Foreign Professional Athlete

In recent days, many professional sports have had their seasons and events delayed, suspended or cancelled, including the PGA TOUR, the LPGA Tour, Major League Soccer, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the XFL, among others. NFL teams also have pushed back travel arrangements and cancelled face-to-face meetings with draft prospects, all in an effort deal with the COVID-19 virus pandemic. For the foreign national athletes and their support staff, these changes to their schedules and itineraries can be worrisome as they can impact their immigration status which is normally tied to a specific itinerary. This article is intended to give th

Steve Ladik Speaks At Sports Immigration Law Conference

On March 13, 2020, Steve Ladik was a featured speaker at the 2020 Sports Immigration Law Conference presented by the Central Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA"). The conference was held in Orlando, Florida LEARN MORE

What Employers Can Learn From The Coronavirus Suit Against Princess

On March 9, 2020, Ronald & Eva Weissberger sued Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. & Mrs. Weissberger are passengers aboard the Grand Princess which departed out of San Francisco on Feb. 21, 2020, and has been anchored off the coast of California since March 4, 2020 since March 4, 2020 as a result of an outbreak of COVID-19. Two unique aspects of the suit are worthy noting. READ MORE

SCSL Advising Employers As To Coronavirus Threat

The labor and employment lawyers of Seltzer, Chadwick, Soefje & Ladik, PLLC are already advising employers as to the myriad legal challenges presented in the workplace by the Coronavirus threat. Questions regarding legal obligations in the wake of the threat can be directed to either Robert G. Chadwick, Jr. or Robin Foret, each of whom is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insights and Resources

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