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M2D Partners Named 2017 Texas Super Lawyers

M2D Partners Mike Muskat and Michelle Mahony were once again named as Texas “Super Lawyers” in labor and employment law and employment litigation defense. Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The honorees are selected …read more »

M2D Adds New Attorney

We are pleased to welcome R. John Grubb II to the firm. John is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School where he served as Notes Editor on the Vanderbilt Law Review. His note is published in Volume 62 of the Vanderbilt Law Review. While at Vanderbilt, John received the Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award in …read more »

M2D Partner Corey E. Devine Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

M2D Partner Corey E. Devine has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Corey’s …read more »

M2D Partners Named as 2016 Texas “Super Lawyers”

M2D Partners Mike Muskat and Michelle Mahony were once again named as Texas “Super Lawyers” in employment law. Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The honorees are selected annually using a patented multi-phase process …read more »

M2D Partner Corey E. Devine Named a 2016 Texas “Rising Star”

The Firm is pleased to announce that partner Corey E. Devine has again been named a Texas “Rising Star” in “Employment Litigation: Defense.” The Rising Star list consists of the top Texas attorneys who are 40 or under or who have been practicing 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers …read more »

Managing employees with psychiatric disabilities

Today I had the honor of speaking on a panel with three distinguished advocates for disability rights, Lewis Bossing of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Brian East of Disability Rights Texas, and Christopher Kuczynski of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Here are eight things employers need to know when managing employees with …read more »

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that Title VII and the PDA Cover “Lactation Discrimination”

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Houston Funding II, Ltd., No. 12-20220 (May 30, 2013), the Fifth Circuit ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) prohibit discrimination against women who are lactating or expressing milk. It held that lactation is a “related medical condition” to pregnancy and …read more »

Update Your Company’s Fair Credit Reporting Act Summary of Consumer Rights Form Prior to January 1, 2013

The government is changing your hiring process.  The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) requires that employees and job applicants provide written consent before an employer can use a third party credit reporting agency to obtain a credit report, including a criminal background check.  In addition, before an employer can take an adverse employment action …read more »

Common Sense Tips to Keep Your Company Out of the Courtroom

A couple of months ago, the South Texas College of Law held its annual, highly-regarded Employment Law Conference.  Three lawyers who represent employees talked about common mistakes they see employers make, and also what facts persuade them to bring lawsuits.  These plaintiffs’ lawyers talk to many employees about unfair treatment at work, but only a …read more »