On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor issued a final rule updating the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees from the minimum wage and overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers need to be aware of the following notable points from [...]
The Chapman Firm is proud to have assisted the City of Weslaco in this important matter. The City filed suit against its design engineer to recover damages because the City felt it has been misled into paying far too much for design services and the engineer's performance was, in some [...]
Jeff Chapman will present to the Austin Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and their October Board meeting and membership lunch. Jeff will speak with the membership about Project Management and Dispute Avoidance. The meeting will be held at the Sunshine Camps Facility in Zilker Park on [...]
Jerry Negrete will speak to the membership and guests at the Texas Charter Schools Association's Annual Conference. This year's conference takes place between Oct. 11-13 at the Gaylord in Grapevine. Jerry will discuss procurement for charter schools as well as recent updates to the law that effect charter school construction projects. [...]
The Chapman Firm is pleased to announce that Rebecca Moss has joined the firm as an associate. Rebecca joins the firm after having practiced construction law for the past five years. Before joining the construction bar, Rebecca worked in governmental affairs. Her experience in government and her representation of public [...]
Jerry Negrete will present a procurement law seminar to newly-awarded charter members of the Texas Charter School Association on January 20, 2017 at the TCEA offices.
The Chapman Firm is pleased to announce that Jerry Negrete will join the firm as an associate attorney on January 11, 2016. Jerry has spent the past few years of her practice litigating construction disputes and has extensive ties and experience to the construction industry. Jerry adds to the firms already [...]
Do you need quick answers to questions about municipal contracting ad purchasing? There are many individual statutes that govern a city's responsibilities and obligations in the procurement process. These regulations cover all types of procurement, not just construction spending.
Here is a paper that is currently published on the Texas Attorney general's website. I, along with three co-authors, wrote this paper. We've updated it to bring it current through the last legislative session in 2012. Future updates will follow pending action from the 82nd Legislature in 2013.
Jeff Chapman is pleased to be a speaker at the Texas City Attorneys Association's Summer Conference. Mr. Chapman has been a regular presenter at the conference in the past. This conference he will speak about construction projects that experience default and other challenges. The topic is Working Through Contractor Default: Tips [...]
Caroline Hall will present "Clearing Mechanic's Liens on Real Property" at Half Moon Seminar's Clearing Real Estate Title Conference on May 12, 2015.