Environmental Law

Employers and Product Suppliers Beware: Is Welding Rod Litigation Going to Come Back

The publication of a new study in Neurology, that contends the long-term effects of airborne manganese from welding may be associated with an increasing appearance of Parkinsonism symptoms in welders and other exposed individuals, may resurrect a species of toxic tort litigation that was thought…
Business Law Labor and Employment Law

Legislature Revives Right to Work Law and MHRA Amendments

During its legislative sessions in both 2015 and 2016, the Missouri General Assembly passed a right to work law.  In each instance, then Governor Jay Nixon vetoed those laws, and the legislature’s backers of those laws lost veto override votes. Similarly, since a Missouri Supreme Court’s…
Environmental Law

Employers and Premises Owners Beware: Take Home Asbestos Exposure Liability Expands

Employers and premises owners in California are now liable for asbestos-related cancers and related injuries suffered by family and household members of employees who bring home asbestos dust from their worksites. California joins Tennessee, New Jersey and Louisiana in recognizing property owner’s/operator’s liability for “take-home…
Labor and Employment Law

Texas Trial Court Suspends the Revised White Collar Overtime Exemption Rules

On November 22, 2016, a federal district judge for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nation-wide injunction (see here)  suspending the implementation of new regulations increasing the minimum salary level required for the White Collar exemptions from overtime pay (see here). Although technically the…