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 […]

Is the Music in Your Workplace Creating a Hostile Work Environment?

To many people, music can be motivating. It can help make mundane tasks easier and make the workday fly by. But for some people, music can be controversial and can create feelings of discomfort and unease. When employees have complaints about music in the workplace, employers must not ignore them. Failure to take prompt action […]

Texas Legal Requirements for Overtime Pay & Credit Accumulations

If your business has employees who are non-exempt and work overtime hours, it is important to understand your obligations as an employer under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) concerning overtime pay and overtime credit accumulations. In short, you are required to compensate non-exempt employees for overtime hours worked, and that compensation must come […]

When Should We Update Our Employment Handbook and Policies?

It is important for all Texas businesses to have employment handbooks and policies, and to ensure that these materials are updated regularly. You might initially assume that once your company’s employment handbook and workplace policies are created, they only need updating when there are obvious changes to be made. However, a smarter strategy is to […]

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 […]

Transacting Business in Multiple States

Are you registered to do business in every state in which you provide services? What about those states in which your client is based but you provide all your services remote? Or that state in which you have a remote employee who moved away from your corporate office when most businesses transitioned to remote workers […]

How to Conduct a Remote Workplace Investigation

Given that many workplaces continue to operate with a largely or entirely remote workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for employers to understand the basics of conducting a thorough and effective remote workplace investigation. Many employers in Texas have developed methods and strategies for workplace investigations more generally, but some of those […]