Construction Law

Riess LeMieux Receives National Recognition in Construction Industry

By |2019-06-07T13:20:09-05:00June 7, 2019|

Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that Construction Executive Magazine, one of the most respected publications in the construction industry, has selected the firm among The Top 50 Construction Law Firms in the nation. Competing with many older and larger firms from across the country, Riess LeMieux was ranked 40th after only a year of practice, making it the newest law firm in the inaugural report.

Case Update: Parrish v. Premier Directional Drilling, L.P., 917 F.3d 369 (5th Cir. 2019)

By |2019-04-11T11:09:30-05:00April 11, 2019|

The preference to hire independent contractors instead of employees has become more common in many industries, as the line that divides employees and independent contractors has continued to blur.  In a suit brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Fifth Circuit recently provided guidance on the distinction between “employee” and “independent contractor” by underscoring the importance of the workers’ economic independence.

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