Muskat, Mahony & Devine Named to Chambers USA Regional Spotlight Texas – Ranked Among Top Texas Firms for Labor and Employment Law

Muskat, Mahony & Devine is pleased to announce that it has been named to the inaugural Chambers USA Regional Spotlight Texas guide, which recognizes the best small-to mid-sized law firms in Texas. M2D is among just 85 firms statewide to make this elite list, and only one of two in the state recognized for excellence …read more »

Muskat, Mahony & Devine Named Among the Best Law Firms

Muskat, Mahony & Devine is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2023 list of Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America, one of the most respected peer-reviewed legal guides in the nation.  The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking for Employment Law Management in the …read more »

Colorado’s Blizzard of New Obligations for Employers

In recent years there has been a flurry of new laws regulating Colorado workplaces, large and small. This summary covers recent laws relating to: Paid leave Termination notice requirements Non-competition agreements Pay transparency   PAID LEAVE REQUIREMENTS Effective January 1, 2021, the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (“HFWA”) requires Colorado employers to provide two …read more »

End-of-Year Checklist: Update Your EEO Poster

There is one more thing that most employers need to add to their end-of-year checklist. In October 2022, the EEOC updated and replaced its familiar “EEO is the Law” poster. The new poster, entitled “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal,” was finalized on October 20, 2022 and is the operative EEO posting starting immediately. …read more »

Fourth Circuit Rules that Certain Trans People Are Protected by the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act’s definition of “disability” expressly excludes “gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments.” Based on this exclusion, courts historically have held that an employee is not entitled to the protections of the ADA based on status as a transgender person. Recently, in Williams v. Kincaid, the U.S. Court of Appeals …read more »

M2D Partner Corey Devine Featured in Bloomberg Law Article on U.S. Supreme Court Case Involving Day Rate Pay, the FLSA Salary Basis Requirement, and Highly Compensated Employees

Muskat, Mahony & Devine partner Corey Devine has been featured in Bloomberg Law discussing the U.S. Supreme Court case Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt. The article, “Overtime for Six-Figure Income Worker Tests Bounds of FLSA Rules,” (subscription required) analyzes the case and the impact the Court’s decision could have on federal wage-and-hour law. …read more »

M2D Law Named a Top Labor & Employment Law Firm by Benchmark Litigation

Muskat, Mahony & Devine is pleased to announce it has been named a top Labor & Employment law firm by Benchmark Litigation. The respected guide to trial law firms and litigators has also named partner Mike Muskat a Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment Star.  Benchmark Litigation recognized M2D Law as a Texas recommended law firm …read more »

Maintaining the Attorney-Client Privilege Over Pay Equity Analyses

More and more of our clients are conducting workforce pay equity analyses. The reasons vary. Sometimes the analysis has been requested by the company’s Board of Directors or executive leadership to assess whether the company is meeting internal or external benchmarks. Sometimes the analysis is performed because the company is investigating a perceived or actual …read more »

To Pay or Not to Pay: When are Bonuses Earned and Payable?

Employers often offer bonuses that are conditional on the employee’s fulfillment of certain requirements, including continued employment on the payout date. When an employee fails to fulfill the required condition, the employer may want the employee to forfeit the right to any portion of the bonus. Whether an employer can require employees to forfeit their …read more »