Cannabis

Almost two weeks ago, the New Mexico Governor signed a bill making it the 18th state to legalize adult recreational use of cannabis.   As Texans, what do we need to know?   I’m Lawyer Alexandria Serra, this blog post is inspired...

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Small Claims Court: Clients Who Refuse to Pay

You’re a contractor that’s got it all together. You’re hired to paint a house. You do it on schedule, exactly like you were told – and agreed to in a written contract. Now the owner won’t pay up. (You can’t just...

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Hired a bad contractor? Want to get him back? How do you sue?

  Hired a bad contractor? Want to get him back? How do you sue?   I'm lawyer Alexandria Serra, this blog post is inspired by my latest Lawyer Talk Thursday (catch it on Instagram @alexandriaserra), and you're about to find...

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Harassment

Why haven't we learned NOT to sleep with our co-workers? Before you ask them out on a date or make other suggestive comments, you might want to read this blog post about workplace harassment.   What is harassment? When can it get you...

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Polygraph

Scientifically, polygraphs are more accurate than eyewitness testimony. Yet, their results are not admissible evidence in Texas Courts . . . but anything you say in that post polygraph interview might be. Why is that?   You’re about to...

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Face Mask Mandate Lifted in Texas

  No Masks Required: What that Means for Businesses   The phrase “freedom of choice” gets thrown around a lot these days, especially as Texas Governor Greg Abbott lifts the mask mandate and allows businesses to open to 100%....

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COVID-19 Vaccine & The Workplace

  With the COVID-19 vaccine in circulation, many of us are asking if our employers can require us to get it, how quickly, and if they can fire us for failing to comply.  Questioning if your job will be in jeopardy based on your vaccine...

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Executive Orders

  During all four years of Donald Trump's presidency, he issued 220 executive orders.   So far in about a month, Biden issued 31 (as of the writing).   FDR issued over 3,000 … but what is an executive order anyway?...

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Renters

  Across the United States, 1/5 of households are behind with rent. That’s $70 billion in back rent due. In January, 1.6 million Texas households said they couldn't make February rent... that's terrifying, whether you're a...

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Stimulus is coming!

On Sunday, President Trump signed the $900 billion COVID-19 Stimulus Package. Hallelujah!  But what does any of this really mean? Let's talk about what's in the bill for you as an individual, a landlord, and a business...

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TABC Laws: Open Container

Today I'm with Angela Sanchez, the owner of the hottest liquor store in central, L&S Depot. We're going to talk about TABC laws, sample a little wine and champagne for the holidays, and talk open...

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Business Law Breaking News FT. GrownTogether

Today we are cooking some vegan deliciousness and talking about business with the GrownTogether man himself, Storm.  [Storm]: My name is Storm. I run a vegan meal prep kitchen here in downtown El Paso right next to the Plaza....

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A Dog's Life - El Paso's Off-Leash Rules

Today we're talking about animal laws, specifically with regard to leash rules, dog parks, and dog bites. It's important that you know the city's rules, you know your liability and you know what to...

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Texas Gun Laws

One thing's for sure: Texans love their guns! Today we're talking about the Gun Ownership in Texas. Whether you're pro-gun or anti-gun, knowledge is power when it comes to...

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CONTACT TRACING: GETTING YOU BACK TO WORK & SLOWING THE SPREAD OF COVID

Today we're talking about Contact Tracing and why this is the most effective way to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (other than masks, of course). I know you're all paying attention to those numbers; how many cases...

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What Your Employer Can and Can't Do During COVID

Today we're covering some pretty intense topics about COVID, employers, and employees. We're going to cover four things in this post: What your employer can and can't do during covid.  Staying safe in the...

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SAMANIEGO V ABBOTT

I really thought my post-election hangover would be over by now. But it’s 5:46pm on November 4th and SERIOUSLY NEVADA, could you please stop being so dramatic and just post results!! Speaking of dramatic, this intellectual fistfight...

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COVID-19 & THE BORDERLAND: OCTOBER UPDATE

El Paso made national news once again, this time due to the ridiculously high number of Coronavirus cases. The city now has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in the United States. As of October 28th, there are 5,000 people hospitalized,...

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CAUGHT DRIVING WITH WEED? MAYBE YOU'LL JUST GET CITED!

  Caught Driving With Weed? Maybe You’ll Just Get Cited! El Paso recently implemented new policies regarding cannabis.  The two policies, which are known as Cite and Release and the First Chance Program, have been in place for about...

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WANT REVENGE ON YOUR EX?? KEEP THOSE PHOTOS TO YOURSELF.

By Alexandria Serra & River Romo             Coronavirus has not been the only disease to infect the Sun City. Recently, a group of men created a Facebook page based in El Paso called...

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