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.

Is Height and Weight Discrimination a Thing?

Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees seems to become more complicated every day. Remote work, AI hiring tools, and the sheer number of applicants applying for each open position provide a whole new set of challenges that did not exist 20, or even 10 years ago. Another complication employers must navigate are new employment laws […]

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 […]

Avoid Discriminatory Filters Using AI Tools in Employment Searches

Texas employers who are planning to hire new employees may be considering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to assist in the hiring process. According to an article in Risk Management, AI technology provides several benefits to employers in many different fields and industries. As that article explains, “some of the applications include employee […]

Employment Law Considerations When Buying a Business

If you are considering buying a business in Texas, you need to consider several key employment law issues that could ultimately impact your ability to run the business. Buying a business is complex, and you should work with a lawyer throughout the process on various legal issues concerning the purchase agreement, due diligence, and other […]

Understanding Age Discrimination Claims in Texas

Age discrimination in employment in Texas is prohibited under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code. However, employers in Texas need to know that federal and state laws only protect against discrimination against employees who are 40 years of age or older. Further, employers […]

Complying with Posting Requirements for Remote Workers

Employers in Texas must comply with requirements to provide employees with notices concerning their rights and workplace safety issues through posters. These posters are designed to provide employees with information about their rights under both Texas state and federal law. Failure to display one or more of the required posters can result in liability for […]

Texas’s New Sexual Harassment Laws- What Employers Should Know

Two employment law bills recently took effect in Texas on September 1, 2021, that expand certain protections for employees in Texas workplaces. The bills, SB 45 and HB 21, expand protections to employees specifically concerning sexual harassment in the workplace under the Texas Labor Code, allowing more employees to have eligibility to file a claim […]

Can an Employer be Held Liable for Pandemic Injuries/Death Under TX Law?

It is important for employers in Texas to understand potential issues of liability pertaining to COVID-19 infections and deaths connected to their businesses or places of employment. Indeed, many employers in Texas have questions about whether they can face lawsuits if an employee or a customer contracts COVID-19 at their business and becomes seriously ill […]