Terror and Tears and Texas Employment Law: A Few Words Every Employer Should Heed
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Written By: The Fowler Law Firm

Whether you are a professional service firm owner, a robust builder, a food and beverage purveyor or a nonprofit executive director, Texas business laws are more favorable to you than in many other states. With that said, much of the area of employment law is confusing ad murky; the recent upturn in the economy has caused a vexing upturn in suits involving employees. We urge you to obtain a complete answer customized to your particular industry and employment practices before you hire the first employee or extend a contract to a subcontractor, vendor. The following are two high exposure points you can avoid.

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Home Builders’ Warranties - the Questions You Must Ask
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Written By: The Fowler Law Firm

If you are purchasing a newly constructed residential property, do not ever assume a homebuilder’s warranty has any real value, even if you are asked to pay several thousand dollars to obtain the warranty. Ask the following questions first and demand to see the written warranty document before you sign a sales contract or proceed to close.

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Charitable and Community Outreach… Only for the Brave of Heart
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Written By: The Fowler Law Firm

Have you ever been in this situation? You and a group of concerned citizens decide there is some unmet need in your community. Whether it is simple fundraising for a deserving group, advocacy on behalf of those in need or some combination of the two, your friends decide they need to do something to help. By the end of the meeting, all have agreed to raise funds for a deserving group. There is little additional discussion.

By the end of the second week, due to the skill and advocacy of your friends, a great deal of money has been raised. A number of expenses have been incurred; printing costs related to posters, donation forms, flyers. Since the purpose is clearly charitable in nature, every donor is assured his gift is deductible. So what’s wrong with all of this?

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