Significant changes to the Texas Labor Code regarding sexual harassment become effective September 1, 2021. These new provisions particularly impact smaller employers who were previously excluded from the definition of “employer” in the Texas Labor Code. In addition, the new statute identifies situations in which individuals, including managers, company owners, and HR professionals, can be sued and found liable for sexual harassment.
Restaurants must develop practices that minimize health risks, comply with local laws, and try to do so in a way that is welcoming to their much-needed customers – many of whom may have different points-of-view on what “welcoming” looks like.
The recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) makes some major changes for employers. This article covers some of the major FFCRA amendments as well as other key considerations for businesses.
In the last quarter of 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued two new rules regarding overtime and non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rules mark the first significant update to the regulations governing regular rate requirements under the FLSA in over 50 years.
It’s that time of the year again – when employers should reflect upon the previous year and revise employee handbooks and employee policy and procedure guidelines to ensure that they are compliant with the most recent interpretations of both federal and state employment regulations. This can help employers reduce their risk of liability for future litigation, so long as employers…
In anticipation of the sick leave ordinance going into effect Aug. 1, here is a summary of its application, requirements, and potential penalties.
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medical marijuana, employers and employees alike have questions about workplace drug policies and practices that may be outdated in light of recent legislative action.
For employers to have maximal protection, their policies and procedures should reflect the most recent updates and changes in employment regulations.
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.