The Legal Distinctions Among Discrimination, Harassment, & Retaliation

Texas has a history of being an employer-friendly state; however, federal and state laws prevent employers from illegal harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace. Employers are not legally allowed to hold certain personal characteristics against their employees. There are federal and state laws that protect workers from being treated differently based on traits including […]

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Potential Employee Non-Compete Violations

Many companies in Texas utilize employee non-compete agreements to protect their business interests and keep trade secrets from spreading through their industry. Recently, an executive order released by the White House on July 9, 2021 targets non-compete agreements and clauses in an alleged attempt to create a more open and competitive economy for workers. Many […]

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Alturas Law Group joins IR as the exclusive Environmental Law and Commercial Law Member in US – Idaho

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Samuel L. Linnet, Esq. of Alturas Law Group. Samuel has joined IR as our exclusive Environmental Law and Commercial Law Member in US – Idaho. Sam Linnet founded Alturas Law Group, PLLC after serving as a law clerk for Blaine County […]

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3 times you could have an overtime wage claim against an employer

Federal law protects your rights to overtime pay in multiple situations. However, because overtime pay costs employers substantially more, they will often go to great lengths to avoid properly compensating their employees. You probably assume that your employer wants to avoid all violations of the law and will pay you appropriately. However, if any of […]

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Fraudulent reports from asbestos investigators

Laws and regulations controlling health and safety are as complex as they are ubiquitous. Because of the nature of health and safety regulations, they involve businesses in every field and industry. The smallest startup to the multi-national corporations all invest significant resources to keep up with these complex laws and to remain in compliance. It […]

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ROLLBACK OF TRUMP ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS—WOTUS THE MOST RECENT TARGET

Upon Joe Biden’s electoral victory this past November, it was widely anticipated that his administration would act quickly to counter the Trump administration’s onslaught to curtail environmental regulations and policies (along with review of a plethora of other regulations and policies). However, whether the pace of those rollbacks could have been predicted is another question. […]

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Draft Construction Stormwater Permit

CA SWRCB Public Hearing on Draft General Permit Reissuance By Dorothy (Dee Dee) Dickey The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will hold a virtual public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed reissuance of the Statewide Construction Stormwater General Permit. The hearing will occur remotely: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 9:00 […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Rule Governing Water Pollution

The rule allowed fertilizers, pesticides and industrial chemicals to flow into small streams, marshes and wetlands. The judge warned of environmental harm. WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday struck down a Trump-era environmental rule that drastically limited federal restrictions against pollution of millions of streams, wetlands and marshes across the country. The Biden administration had already […]

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Samuel L. Linnet, Esq.

Partner, Alturas Law Group

Beyond Maui: Groundwater Guidance Still Needed

This article was first published by Portfolio Media, Inc., a subsidiary of Lexis/Nexis. In Hawaii Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii held on July 15 that the county of Maui’s daily discharges of millions of gallons of wastewater into groundwater wells half a mile from the […]

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