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Ep.-10-Friday-QA-What-is-the-status-of-mandatory-vaccinations

Ep. 10 – Friday Q&A – What is the status of mandatory vaccinations?

Assisting your business with all your employment law needs in Dallas TX. Arm yourself with the right information pertaining to employment law in Dallas, TX so that you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you’re doing what’s right for your company. Simon | Paschal 5300 Town and Country Blvd. Suite 155 Frisco, TX 75034 972-893-9340 www.simonpaschal.com Read more
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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 and giving employees a longer statute of limitations for these types of claims. The laws are specific to sexual harassment in the workplace and do not extend other types of employee protections in the workplace. Employers in Texas should learn more about the changes to Read more
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Understanding “Long COVID” & ADA Disabilities Protections

Many employers in Texas are facing disability accommodation requests from employees related to COVID-19. Some of those accommodation requests concern protections against exposure or spread in the workplace due to the employee’s disability, while others concern the disabilities that the employee has developed as a result of being infected with the coronavirus. It is critical for employers to understand what employees and commentators mean when they refer to “long COVID,” and what this term means for accommodating an employee’s request for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The following information is designed to help employers who are navigating Read more
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Where’s the Line? What is a “Hostile Work Environment”?

Whether you are taking policy steps at your business to protect against harassment in the workplace or you are facing an employee discrimination claim that alleges a hostile work environment, it can be difficult to know what actually constitutes a hostile work environment. While you might know that a hostile work environment is one in which an employee faces harassment or discrimination, you might also be wondering: Where is the line? In other words, when does certain language or behavior rise to the level of creating a hostile work environment in Texas? Understanding the Hostile Work Environment & Harassment in Read more
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Ep.-8-Friday-QA-Is-There-a-Federal-Vaccine-Mandate-for-Private-Employers

Ep. 8 – Friday Q&A – Is There a Federal Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers?

Assisting your business with all your employment law needs in Dallas TX. Arm yourself with the right information pertaining to employment law in Dallas, TX so that you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you’re doing what’s right for your company. Simon | Paschal 5300 Town and Country Blvd. Suite 155 Frisco, TX 75034 972-893-9340 www.simonpaschal.com Read more
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2021 Super Lawyer Recognition

Dustin and Paul were once again selected by their peers as 2021 Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.   Only 5% of Texas attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers, with only 2.5% of Texas lawyers below the age of 40 receiving a Rising Star honor. To learn about the Super Lawyers selection process, click here.  The lawyers of Simon | Paschal PLLC have collectively amassed 20 Super Lawyer and Rising Star honors. Read more
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Tips for Crafting Severance Agreements

The prospect of having to tell an employee that they are losing their job is one of the most difficult tasks an employer will face. Employers in Dallas and across Texas often soften the blow by making a severance package part of the termination process. Typically, this will include payment and a severance agreement that the employee must sign. It is particularly important that Texas business owners create severance agreements that will protect the company and its executives from any future legal action from employees. An experienced Dallas employment law attorney can help your business craft effective severance agreements that Read more
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Is There a “7-Minute Rule” for Hourly Payments?

Anyone who owns a business in Texas and has employees—particularly employees who are paid by the hour—should be aware of their obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the rights that federal law affords to wage employees. To be sure, the FLSA governs federal laws pertaining to workers’ wages, hours, and overtime pay, among other matters. Generally speaking, the FLSA requires hourly wage employees to be paid for each hour that they work, but there are some exceptions. One such exception is often known as the “7-Minute Rule.” What is the “7-Minute Rule” and how does it affect Read more