Texas Lawyer has signed up Alan Bush and Lee Winkelman as freelance contributors. Their latest article, "Learn From the DOL’s Audits in the Oil Patch," appeared in Out of Order section on June 9, 2014.
Here's what Alan and Lee had to say about the lessons that companies in all industries can learn from the DOL’s dive into the oil patch:
Read the full article for more. In it, Alan and Lee lay out some practical thoughts on:
- Hot-button pay practices that can draw unwanted DOL attention;
- How to work with the DOL during an audit; and
- Preemptive lawsuits to challenge an overly-aggressive DOL enforcement position on the company’s terms.
For quite some time, Alan has been talking for in-house counsel and other business leaders about the energy industry’s recent brush with the DOL. He has spoken for HR Southwest, the Energy Law Symposium produced by the Texas A&M Law Review and The Woodlands Chamber's Annual Employment Law Update.
Alan has even spent a day on an oil rig, then written for Texas Lawyer about what it teaches lawyers. That article can be found here.