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September 24, 2019

A new federal overtime rule that has been finalized by the U.S. Department of Labor will become effective on January 1, 2020. The final rule requires employers to pay at least $35,568 to those employees who meet certain white-collar exemptions to the overtime rules of...

August 2, 2019

If you as an employer allow racist or nationalistic statements like "Go back to where you came from" to ever be expressed at your business to one of your employees, you can expect a racial or national origin discrimination lawsuit to quickly follow. 

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June 19, 2019

Employers in Dallas and San Antonio have to start providing paid sick leave to their employees as of August 1, 2019. Vicki's employment law blog details those new laws and explains why she believes every Texas employer should be considering this benefit.

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May 22, 2019

Since abortion laws are such a hot topic right now, employers should be warned: firing a woman for obtaining an abortion is discrimination. A federal judge ruled last week that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects pregnant women who choose abortion (or don't). Oth...

April 26, 2019

In 2019, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) is again starting to send “No Match” letters after a seven-year hiatus to employers who reported payroll taxes for an employee under an incorrect (or fake) Social Security number. What are the legal do’s and don’ts wh...

March 22, 2019

A new federal overtime rule that has been proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor may become effective early in 2020, and employers need to start preparing now to get into compliance.

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February 25, 2019

Sometimes as a new Texas employer, you just need a quick reference guide to what you are supposed to be doing. Here is a brief rundown of some of the things you have to consider when you start hiring people in Texas.

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January 9, 2019

The federal government is working employees without pay.What prevents you as a private employer from taking a play from this shutdown playbook and requiring your employees to work without pay when your business has a cash flow problem?

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December 12, 2018

Is it legal for one of your employees to secretly record your conversations with that worker for the employee to use as evidence in a discrimination case? If you are a Texas employer, the answer is “yes”.

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November 5, 2018

Since Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, here are some quick reminders for employers about the Texas election laws that you must follow.

Employers must give all employees a reasonable time off to vote on Tuesday, assuming the employee hasn’t taken advantage of early v...

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