Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provided welcome clarity to employers continuing to navigate COVID-19-related employment challenges. See U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” updated on May 28, 2021. Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies One...
“Deep Flavors” is a perfect idea for that last-minute gift: sensational and detailed recipes, such as the familiar but reimagined favorite, Deconstructed Turkey, designed to produce a perfectly cooked bird with bountiful sauce and stuffing every time, or the different, but delicious, Texas State Fair Blue Ribbon Winning Mushroom...
The red carpet points West this summer as the Briscoe Western Art Museum premiers its new special exhibition, Still in the Saddle: A New History of the Hollywood Western Art The exhibition tells the dramatic story of the Hollywood Western Art from the late 1960s through the 1980s, set against the...
With energy prices trending up and the U.S. economy on the rebound despite the COVID-19 pandemic, some oil and gas companies will move quickly to take advantage of this upswing in the business cycle. As business picks up, now is the time to take stock of lessons learned from...
As a woman approaching the twilight years of my professional career, I have been reflecting on the evolution of the working environment for females over the course of my lifetime. It is certainly true that “we’ve come a long way, baby,” and the women of my generation owe a...
The Permian and the Eagle Ford: In the Lead Again
The 87th Texas Legislature has concluded its regular session. It started slowly with many members and their staff not even coming to the Capitol due to the COVID pandemic. SHALE Magazine reported on the top issues leading into session and lawmakers despite the slow start. It largely addressed all...
What is one without the other? Recently, we discussed certain provisions royalty owners should pay attention to with respect to their oil and gas leases and what they can do to protect their oil and gas leases in the event a producer or downstream purchaser files for bankruptcy. This...
The Texas electricity grid is not stable. Everyone living in the state found that out the hard way in February. Many no doubt realized it again when the grid managers at ERCOT had to send out insufficient capacity warnings in April and June, asking customers to turn up their...
The Biden Administration’s Emerging Environmental Overreach: What the administration lacks in restraint on the climate agenda it makes up for in brazenness.
Each year, Congress launches dozens of investigations into issues, industries and individuals. These investigations, which are undertaken by the various congressional committees through which Congress conducts most of its official business, are subject to almost no limitations. As long as a congressional committee is duly authorized and acting within...
Is Thermoplastic composite pipe worth considering for onshore producers? The offshore oil and gas industry has been excited about developments in composite pipe for the past decade. Onshore, it’s easy to assume that managing corrosion and metrology are less challenging. Thermoplastic Composite Pipe inspection appears to be simple compared to...