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September 2008 Archives

G. Scott Fiddler Named 'Super Lawyer' for Second Consecutive Year

G. Scott Fiddler has been named by Texas Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Texas for for the second consecutive year.  Texas Super Lawyers' insert is featured in Texas Monthly magazine.  Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers, and the selection is made as a result of a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes, among other things, a statewide survey of lawyers and a peer review of candidates by practice area.  Scott Fiddler's listing on the Super Lawyers website can be found here.

Judge Authorizes Notice to Prominence Security Agency Security Guards

On August 6, 2008, a federal judge authorized notice be sent to current and former managers security guards of Prominence Security Agency, Inc. to join a lawsuit in which the plaintiff alleges security guards employed by the company were worked in excess of 40 hours per week but not paid time and one-half overtime as the plaintiff alleges the Fair Labor Standards Act required.  The case is styled, Glenn Miller v. Prominence Security Agency, Inc. et al; Civil Action No. H-08-00978 and is curently pending in the United States District Court for the Soutern District of Texas, Houston Division.  G. Scott Fiddler represents Mr. Miller in the case.

Protection for Employees Who Evacuated in Hurricane Ike

Texas law provides protection for certain employees who were discriminated against or terminated by their employers for obeying evacuation orders during Hurricane Ike.  Under Texas law an employer may not "discharge or in any other manner discriminate against an employee who leaves the employee's place of employment to participate in a general public evacuation ordered under an emergency evacuation order."  Tex. Lab. Code, Sect. 22.002.  An employer who violates the law is liable to the employee for lost wages and benefits and the employee is entitled to reinstatement.  The law does not apply to certain emergency services peresonnel.

Judge Authorizes Notice to Cici's Pizza Managers in Overtime Case

On July 2, 2008, a federal judge authorized notice be sent to current and former managers of Cici's Pizza restaurants to provide them the opportunity to join a lawsuit in which the plaintiff alleges managers-in-training were worked in excess of 40 hours per week during the management training period but not paid time and one-half overtime as the plaintiff alleges the Fair Labor Standards Act required.  The case is styled, G. Steven Fuqua v. Marwin Management, L.L.C., et al; Civil Action No. H-08-00231 and is curently pending in the United States District Court for the Soutern District of Texas, Houston Division.  G. Scott Fiddler represents Mr. Fuqua and other plaintiffs in the case.

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