Why You Need Employment Contracts for Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you have a lot of balls in the air. Bottom line: you want to ensure the success of your company and protect your interests.  One way to do that is through employment contracts. These legal documents are more important than you might think for setting clear expectations and avoiding legal […]

Texas Overtime Laws Explained: Know Your Legal  Obligations

Still have questions about Texas Overtime Laws? We get asked about this a lot, so we want to break it down.  This article dives into the intricacies of these laws, emphasizing employer obligations, calculating overtime pay, common violations, seeking legal guidance, and ensuring compliance. In the complex area of employment law, understanding overtime regulations is […]

Understanding WARN Act in Texas: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers 

As an employer in Texas it’s important to understand the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and how it pertains to layoff decisions.  While other states may have their own WARN Acts, Texas follows the federal regulations.  What does this mean? Let’s take a look. What is the WARN Act? First, let’s understand […]

FMLA Lawyer: Navigating Family and Medical Leave Act with Ease

Are you struggling to make sense of the complexities surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?  If so, you are not alone. Navigating the FMLA can be a daunting task for both employees and employers. Depending on the location, size and type of business there are a lot of things to consider.  While at […]

CLIENT ALERT – FinCEN Beneficial Ownership Information Report Filing on Hold? 

As the great Lee Corso would say on ESPN College Gameday, “Not so fast, my friend!”  We recently sent out a Client Alert notifying you about the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) that was to go into effect January 1, 2024.   On March 1, a U.S. District Court judge for the United States District Court for the […]

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Employment Law (SMB Edition)

Understanding employment law is important for both employers and employees in creating a fair and safe workplace. These laws, also known as labor laws, protect the rights of workers while also ensuring the success of businesses.  While some common labor laws are well-known, such as minimum wage and anti-discrimination laws, there are several things about […]

The Benefits of LLC Formation For Your Texas Business

One of the most popular entity options that offers significant advantages is a Limited Liability Company (LLC). 

Let’s take a look at the benefits of LLC formation, including asset protection, tax advantages, and enhanced credibility. 

Decoding Reasonable Accommodation: Ensuring Workplace Inclusivity

When it comes to understanding what constitutes a reasonable accommodation, it’s one of the questions we get the most! 

In this blog post, we cover the importance of reasonable accommodation, understand its legal framework, explore different types of accommodations, discuss the interactive process, and highlight its benefits.

CLIENT ALERT: New Law Affecting Nearly All Businesses

Effective January 1, 2024, FinCEN Requires Most Businesses to Report Beneficial Ownership Information Beginning January 1, 2024, most companies have a new requirement to provide information related to their owners and executives.  The penalties for failing to file and comply with this new requirement can result in civil penalties of up to $500 per day for […]

CLIENT ALERT: DOL Publishes New Independent Contractor Test

In December 2022, we sent out a client alert regarding the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) proposed rule to reclassify the standards for employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The DOL initially published a proposed rule in October 2022 and held public comment on the rule through early November of […]