January, 2022 | Silberman Law Firm, PLLC

The Purpose of the Railroad Commission of Texas

The Texas Railroad Commission, also known as the Railroad Commission of Texas, performs an essential role in Texas, but its title is deceptive. Created in 1891 when the cattle industry was a dominant force in our state’s economy, the TRC at that time regulated the railroads which brought Texas cattle to markets across the country. …

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Employees vs. Independent Contractors in Texas

Growing a successful company means that a business owner will probably need to hire help at some point. A business owner must not only determine the company’s needs but also whether those needs will be best served by independent contractors or employees. An independent contractor’s job expectations and compensation are usually outlined in an independent …

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Tax Forms for Independent Contractors and Employees

Depending on its needs, a company might hire employees, independent contractors, or both. Different kinds of workers sign different kinds of contracts, and taxes for each are handled differently as well. Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor, or vice versa, means that the withholdings, documentation, and tax forms are incorrect. This mistake is not …

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Requirements of a Mechanic’s Lien Affidavit in Texas

Those who work on and/or supply materials for construction are in great demand in Texas. To protect material suppliers and laborers, Texas allows for mechanic’s lien filings against real estate. Filing such liens increases the chances of payment to contractors or subcontractors by encumbering the property on which they’ve provided labor and/or materials. Requirements According …

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The Constitutional Mechanic’s Lien in Texas

Not surprisingly given the similarity in their titles, the constitutional mechanic’s lien has much in common with statutory mechanic’s lien in Texas. Both safeguard contractors who work for and/or supply materials to a construction site by helping ensure payment through a lien against the property for delinquent payments. One important difference between the two is …

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