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: 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 […]

Most Common Workplace Lawsuits and How to Minimize Their Impact

Employment-related lawsuits are common and employees may sue employers for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes even the most buttoned-up organization may find itself charged with an employment law violation that ends in a courtroom. A lawsuit can be costly and inconvenient for an employer, so the best way to minimize legal damages is to take […]

When is an Employer Liable for an Employee’s Bad Actions/Negligence?

It may seem unfair to be held liable for someone else’s unsavory or reckless behavior. But this is a situation that Texas businesses can face.  Employers can, in some cases, be held liable for an employee’s bad actions or negligence. Here is a look at what this entails and how you, as an employer, can […]

How Should an Employer Handle Pay and Attendance Issues Related to Bad Weather?

Texas gets its share of ice, rain, and snow from time to time, especially in the winter. While every season brings its own weather woes, driving to work in these weather conditions can be especially treacherous and compromise employees’ ability to get to work safely. Snow accumulation on roads may be considerable, given that few […]