Yesterday, we wrote about the alchohol related firing of USC Head Coach Steve Sarkisian.  Since that time some more details have come out about the firing, including reports that Sarkisian’s latest alcohol incidents constituted a breach of an agreement he entered into in August with USC.

My guess would be Sarkisian signed a “last

A number of interesting employment law related stories in the world of sports:

1.  Steve Sarkisian – Sarkisian was a star quarterback at BYU and former coach of the University of Washington until taking over the helm of USC.  Reports are that he has an alcohol problem and appeared at work under the influence.  USC

Last week in Dallas, Uber Black drivers went on strike and refused to pick up cheaper Uber X fares.  For those not familiar with the difference, Uber Black is the higher end service with nicer cars while Uber X is cheaper.  Uber Black drivers did not want to drop their fares and a

Texas-30.06-sign

This past legislative seesion Texas joined other states in passing open carry legislation for gun owners.  In short, as of January 1, 2016, qualified individual will be permitted to openly carry firearms.  The qualifications of gun owners and other frequently asked questions are addressed here.  Just like for concealed carry, businesses/employers can restrict

So much has been underway in the world of sports employment issues since our first installment I’m just going to focus on items related to the Dallas teams.  No, I’m not a Cowboys fan but they provide plenty of fodder that is magnified by our local and national media. So without further adieu:

  1. The signing

A few months ago we discussed tatoos in the work place and general acceptance of tatoos in society.  The Army has weighed in on the tatoo discussion relaxing its tatoo policies indicating that policies limiting the number and size of tatoos will be a thing of the past.  Basically, tatoos are okay as long

The pain tatoo.
The pain tatoo.

I read an interesting article in the Dallas Morning News about folks getting tatoos and bias against tatoos in the workplace. Some of the highlights:

  • a lot more younger people are getting tatoos and piercings;
  • some employers have outright bans on tatoos on the neck or face;
  • some