Basics of the Family Medical Leave Act (2022)

The FMLA was the first federal act that required an employer to provide time off for employees. Learn the basics of the law, which has been amended to cover additional types of leave. When do you send the various notices and certifications? Avoid common mistakes in completing the paperwork and understand how FMLA can overlap with ADA issues.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing (2022)

Recognize the vulnerable points in the employment relationship and learn the best practices in documentation to minimize the problems and maximize the chances of successfully defending the employer’s actions when challenged. Understand the value and risks posed by offer letters, disciplinary documentation, performance evaluations, and termination paperwork.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace

Understand the difference between disparate treatment and disparate impact, and why it matters. Why do you need to know about the "shifting burden of proof?" How can you prevent liability for harassment even after it occurs?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Employee Handbooks and Employment Policies (2022)

Avoid common mistakes in policy drafting. Adopt provisions that support the company's good faith compliance efforts and help reduce potential liability in audits and litigation. Understand how recent NLRB decisions affect even non-unionized employer policies.

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  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints (2022)

The investigation of an employee's complaint may be critical to an employer's only means of avoiding liability. The investigator may be a witness, and the notes may be evidence. Learn how to investigate and document the process.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Retaliation: Winning the Battle, Losing the War (2022)

Why is retaliation the most dangerous cause of action, and what can you do about it?

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Texas is an “At Will” State…So Why Worry?: 2022 Updates

Hear an overview of the employment relationship and how tort law has been adapted in the workplace. Discuss how to answer the client or the supervisor who thinks employment law begins and ends with "employment-at-will." What about terminating an employee for theft? Is there ever an obligation to give a reference on a former employee? How can a handshake get a manager sued for assault? What is an intentional infliction of emotional distress? Can employee violence really be prevented? Is negligent retention really a cause of action?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Wage and Hour: An Old Law in a Modern World (2022)

Learn the basics of wage and hour law and why violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act have exploded. Topics include: Who is exempt and who is not, and what difference does it make? What is working time? How is overtime calculated? What are the most common mistakes, and how do you avoid them?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023
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Answer Bar: Oil, Gas and Energy Agreements and Contracting Essentials

Session 1: Midstream 101: A Primer on Understanding Midstream Contracts and Identifying Key Issues - Explore midstream transactions and the contracts commonly utilized in the industry to gather, transport, and process oil and gas. Work through commercial and regulatory considerations and key issues when drafting midstream contracts. Session 2: Update On Midstream Agreements in Bankruptcy—From Sabine to Southland and Beyond - Many recent E&P bankruptcies have grappled with the characterization of midstream agreements as either contractual rights that can be rejected or real property interests that ride through unaffected. This presentation analyzes the ever-shifting legal landscape, which has seen midstream agreements characterized as both, leading to a widening split in the courts and uncertainty in the industry. Session 3: Emerging and Re-Emerging Issues in the Use of Surface for Oil and Gas Operations - Explore the nature and extent of the implied easement to use the surface, and a framework for analyzing the accommodation doctrine. Also hear a survey of emerging and re-emerging issues involving conflicting uses of the surface estate, including conflicts with renewable projects, saltwater disposal operations, sand mining, and subsurface easements. Session 4: Joint Operating Agreements – Understanding and Application - Understanding the key components of the JOA and a consideration of recurring issues with emphasis on horizontal drilling and allocation wells.  How the JOA works, what doesn’t work, some suggested Article XVI provisions and some new unanswered questions. Session 5:JOA Negotiation: Operator and Non-Operator Perspectives - Review key provisions of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen 610 Model Form Operating Agreement from both the operator’s and non-operator’s perspectives. Session 6: MSA Negotiations - A mock negotiation of a master service agreement with particular attention paid to the insurance and indemnity provisions to ensure an effective risk allocation program. Session 7: A Primer on Oil and Gas Transportation Agreements: Key Issues & Considerations - Explore midstream transactions and the contracts commonly utilized in the energy industry governing the movement of oil and gas from the wellhead to a point downstream for resale or further handling.  Work through commercial and regulatory considerations and key issues when analyzing and negotiating transportation contracts. Session 8: Split Estate Issues (Mineral, Wind, Solar and Water) - Explore competing uses, common conflicts, and potential solutions. Session 9: Make Peace, Not War: Negotiating and Drafting Accommodation Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry with Wind and Solar Companies - A brief discussion of the basic elements of a comprehensive accommodation agreement, which shall include pitfalls to avoid in drafting such agreements, as well as an overview of typical accommodation issues and how best to resolve them. Session 10: Communication with Opposing Counsel and Landowners - Common law rules, the fields of tort and contract, as well as rules of professional ethics, govern a lawyer’s or landman’s negotiations on behalf of a client.  By remaining mindful of these rules, including how the rules differ depending on whether you are negotiating with opposing counsel or a landowner, you can stay out of trouble and better serve your client. Session 11: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - Engage in a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.50 hrs | 1.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2023
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Taking Service to the Next Level: Improving Customer Service in A New Era

In the professional services industry, providing quality service to our clients is paramount. We often forget to evaluate our services from our clients’ perspectives and upgrade our systems and processes to meet the demands of our clients. Clients are expecting faster, accessible services with a plethora of ways to communicate and interact including online scheduling, texting, and quick responses. To anticipate and meet expectations, lawyers evaluate their existing systems and operations and take actions to improve their customer service. In this new era of the sophisticated, tech-savvy, educated client, learn how to take your customer service to the next level.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2023
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Conflict of Interest Considerations in an Oil and Gas Practice

A review and refresher on different types of conflicts of interest situations that could arise in an oil and gas practice, including how to assess such situations and points to consider in determining whether a conflict exists.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2023
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    Conflict of Interest Considerations in an Oil and Gas Practice
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Emerging and Re-Emerging Issues in the Use of Surface for Oil and Gas Operations

Explore the nature and extent of the implied easement to use the surface, and a framework for analyzing the accommodation doctrine. Also hear a survey of emerging and re-emerging issues involving conflicting uses of the surface estate, including conflicts with renewable projects, saltwater disposal operations, sand mining, and subsurface easements.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2023
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Fundamentals of Royalty Calculation: How a Few Small Words Can Make a Big Difference

An overview of the various types of royalty clauses and their most common components, as well as the proper methodologies for calculating royalties under each of those clauses. A review of the key cases in Texas – and other states – interpreting these clauses.

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  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2023
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    Fundamentals of Royalty Calculation: How a Few Small Words Can Make a Big Difference
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Introduction of Co-Tenancy Accounting

An overview of the rights and obligations of mineral co-tenants with regard to one another where there is no agreement between them, with particular focus on how a developing co-tenant must account to an unleased or uncommitted mineral co-tenant who does not participate in the cost of operating.

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2023
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    Introduction of Co-Tenancy Accounting
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It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: A Survey of Oil and Gas Lease Savings Clauses

Oil and gas leases frequently contain a number of savings clauses that may perpetuate the lease in its secondary term by means and circumstances other than actual production. An overview of common savings clauses and how they are applied under Texas law, including continuous operations, shut-in, dry-hole, reworking, pooling, continuous development, force majeure, and paying quantities, among others.

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2023
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    It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: A Survey of Oil and Gas Lease Savings Clauses
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Joint Operating Agreement Basics and Pitfalls: General Structure and Litigation Hotspots

Review key provisions of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen 610 Model Form Operating Agreements and highlight trouble spots and related litigation. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2023
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    Joint Operating Agreement Basics and Pitfalls: General Structure and Litigation Hotspots
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Marketing Contracts for Oil and Gas

A quick primer on practices for marketing crude oil and natural gas.

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2023
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    Marketing Contracts for Oil and Gas
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Railroad Commission Updates and Basics for Oil and Gas

Address the recent changes in regulation of the oil and gas, and pipeline industries in Texas, with emphasis on issues regarding permitting of producing wells, the transfer of inactive wells, saltwater disposal well permitting, good faith claim to title disputes, natural gas flaring exceptions, and pipeline regulations.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2023
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    Railroad Commission Updates and Basics for Oil and Gas
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Uses and Abuses of Division Orders

A discussion of the Division Order statute and recent amendment of the Division Order statute in light of ConocoPhillips Co. v. Koopman, 547 S.W.3d 858 (Tex. 2018).

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2023
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    Uses and Abuses of Division Orders
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You have an Oil Well, Now What?

Eddie Chiles once said, “If you don’t have an oil well, get one.” But what comes next? Is that revenue check correct? Are production volumes properly allocated? Bashed by an offset well? A review of issues encountered during the life of an oil or gas well.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2023
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    You have an Oil Well, Now What?
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