TWC Unemployment Appeal Hearings

Dustin Paschal here again with Simon Paschal PLLC for our weekly video series. Previously we did a video on the unemployment claim process. The second stage in that process was the appeal stage where either the employee or the employer has appealed, and you’re having a telephone hearing with the TWC officer. So today what we want to do is kind of help you in that process in the event you are handling that yourself without counsel, which is perfectly normal, perfectly acceptable, and something you could easily do. To prepare for that, there is on the TWC website a Read more

Exempt v. Non-Exempt Status

Hello, Dustin Paschal here with Simon Paschal, PLLC for our weekly video tip. And today, we’re going to talk about some words or that I think are misunderstood by a lot of employers and a lot of HR professionals and they have very specific meanings, so want to touch on them. Those words are non-exempt and exempt, and why they matter is it comes into play for overtime purposes. And non-exempt means that the employee is not exempt from the overtime requirements, meaning if the employee works more than 40 hours in a work week, they’ve got to receive time Read more

The FLSA White Collar Exemptions (Executive, Professional, Administrative)

Hello everyone. Paul Simon here, with The Law Firm of Simon Paschal. On a previous video, we talked about, exempt versus nonexempt, as it relates to the overtime laws. But, today what we’re going to talk about is the white color exemptions. Now these are three exemptions. Basically, the most common exemptions that you’ll find out there in the employment world. So, those three exemptions, are the executive, the administrative, and the professional. And, we’re just going to kind of highlight the main requirements of each of these exemptions. But, understand that there’s a lot of nuances and intricacies. So, Read more
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Employment Law Dallas TX

Employment Law Dallas TX: Understand the Changes to FLSA in 2016

One of the most difficult responsibilities for an organization is to stay on top of employment law Dallas TX. Every year sees new legislation and updates to existing laws regarding employees. 2015 was a busy year with changes at the federal, state, and local levels. Projections for the upcoming year could be even more eventful. One change on the table affects the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new law regulations affect the white collar exemptions and would increase the salary requirement in those exemptions to $50,400 annually or $970 in order for an employee to be exempt from overtime Read more