An effective workplace investigation can mean the difference between effective resolution and unwanted litigation. Moreover, in the current business environment, how employers investigate potential misconduct can affect that company’s reputation almost as much as the alleged conduct itself. These are the steps to take to lay the groundwork for a proper investigation.
As more states legalize recreational and medical marijuana, employers and employees alike have questions about workplace drug policies and practices that may be outdated in light of recent legislative action.
Austin employers can take paid sick leave off their worry lists. After a new paid sick leave law was passed in Austin earlier this year, the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin has ruled that the city’s new law was unconstitutional.
‘Tis the season for the annual office holiday party planning. The idea is a good one: express your gratitude to the hard-working team. The reality, however, can often lead to harassment claims, employee injuries, and HR headaches.
With Colin Kaepernick back in the spotlight for his recent Nike deal, and demonstrators marching Dallas streets to protest the shooting death of Botham Jean by an off-duty DPD officer, employers should be reminded to brush up on their responsibilities to employees who voice their opinions in public protests.
Welcome to the working week. Oh I know it don’t thrill you, I hope it don’t kill you Welcome to the working week You gotta do it till you’re through it, so you better get to it – Elvis Costello
Texas Lawyer newspaper has published a report based on our recent blog post about the best practices for employers for Take Your Dog to Work Day, which is this Friday, June 22. After we issued our recommendations, I spoke with reporter John Council about the importance of businesses having a solid plan before inviting employees to bring their pets to…
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” — Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass