Independent Contractors and the Right of Control Test in Texas

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Thomas Fox discusses the "right of control" test that is used under Texas Law in determining contractor liability for its employees' acts. In addition, Mr. Fox provides guidance to businesses operating in Texas to help them avoid liability under this...

Guns In the Workplace: Implications of Open-Carry Laws

Prof. Stephen Bainbridge makes a great argument against state laws that permit employees to store guns in their cars. In his post, Guns vs. At-Will Employment , Prof. Bainbridge discusses a recent decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court interpreting that state's gun laws. In its opinion, the Court...

Everything's bigger in Texas. Even the Facebook stupidity.

A Texas court held earlier this month that an employer lawfully fired a paramedic who posted on the Facebook page of a co-worker that she wanted to slap a patient. But, the plaintiff's rant isn't the worst of it. When warned by a co-worker that the plaintiff's Facebook post was accessible...