Texans’ increased use of unmanned aircraft (or drones, as they are more commonly called) has led to a corresponding increase in legislation designed to regulate the industry. During the 85th legislative session, a number of bills were authored with the goal of providing additional direction as to who may fly drones, where they may fly […]
Branscomb PC achieved a clean sweep win in the case of ExxonMobil Corp and WHM Custom Services, Inc. v Rincones, — S.W.3d – (Tex. 2017) providing clarity and protection to Texas employers. While the Court’s decision is important on many issues, this summary’s focus is only on the employment-related aspects of the case. The facts […]
Branscomb | PC received Tri-Tier Metropolitan recognition by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in the 2017 Edition of “Best Law Firms” As Listed in the Seventh Edition of the “Best Law Firms” Rankings Metropolitan Tier 1 Corpus Christi Commercial Litigation Litigation – Trusts & Estates Tax Law Trusts & Estates Law San Antonio Real Estate […]
Branscomb | PC is sponsoring the Hill Country Family Services Charity Golf Tournament, which will take place at 8:30 a.m. on October 3, 2016, at Cordillera Country Golf Club in Boerne, Texas. Click here for tickets. To learn more about the organization, visit their website by clicking here.
This month, Branscomb | PC is sponsoring “Burgers with the Bench,” which will take place at 4:00 p.m. on June 16, 2016, at Railroad Seafood Station. To learn more about the organization, follow them on their Facebook page.
The Accommodation Doctrine and Dominant Estate Rulings Regarding Groundwater (Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC v. The City of Lubbock) A Landmark Groundwater Case On May 27, 2016, in the case of Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC v. The City of Lubbock, the Texas Supreme Court held that groundwater estates are governed by the “accommodation doctrine.” This is […]
Branscomb | PC is a participating sponsor in the June 16, 2016 Leading by Example: Educational Advocate Awards being held at the Al Amin Shriners Pavilion in Corpus Christi, Texas. For more information about the organization, visit their website.
Author Jillian Beck featured Susana Canseco, a real estate and water law attorney with Branscomb | PC, in the June 2016 issue of the Texas Bar Journal. Susana Canseco has spent many mornings and afternoons surveying her cattle as they graze on grassy pastures lined with rows of pecan trees. It’s a stark contrast to […]
The Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule increased the levels of salary required to be paid to employees to qualify for certain exemptions from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Some employers have mistakenly interpreted the DOL’s final rule as setting the only standard for overtime exemption, believing that if the minimum salary […]
Department of Labor’s Final Rule – Updates Overtime and “White Collar” Exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has, at last, issued its Final Rule on overtime. The key provisions of the Final Rule include: (i) increases to the minimum salary levels for employees to be classified as exempt under the FLSA from $455 to $913 per week or $23,660 per year to $47,476 per year; (ii) increase […]