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Are Employees Required PTO to Get a COVID Vaccine?

  Employers in Texas with employees who need or want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine might have questions about offering time off to get the shot.  Are Texas employers required to provide paid time off (PTO) for their employees to get the vaccine? Texas Law Does Not Require Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccines Texas currently has no state law that requires employers of any size to provide employees with paid time off, or any type of paid sick leave, for purposes of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, even if they require employees to be vaccinated. While it is possible that state Read more
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When Can I Fire an Employee for Conduct Outside of Work?

Texas employers are becoming more concerned with employees’ conduct outside the workplace, particularly when an employee’s actions are posted on social media sites and could reflect poorly on the business. According to a recent article in the Houston Chronicle, many Texas business owners have concerns about employee behavior negatively impacting the company, whether it is the employee engaging in political events outside the workplace or engaging in conduct that the business owner finds morally or ethically reprehensible. Yet many employers in Texas do not fully understand their rights when it comes to holding employees accountable for conduct outside the workplace. Read more
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Is a Business Legally Required to Follow its Own Policies/Handbook?

Business owners in Texas should have written policies and, ideally, an employee handbook that compiles all of the policies and expectations within the workplace. Employee handbooks can provide important information and protections for the employee and employer alike. Yet situations might arise in which an employer believes that a particular policy that is written in the employee handbook should not apply, or that a specific workplace policy the employer created previously should not be followed in a specific circumstance. In these types of scenarios, is a business legally required to follow its own policies or employee handbook? The answer to Read more
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Damages to Expect in Common Employment Law Cases

When facing a workplace claim or lawsuit from a current or former employee, it is useful for employers to know the types of damages they may be expected to pay in common employment law cases. Generally speaking, whether an employee has filed a wage and hour violation claim, an employment discrimination case, a retaliation case, or a wrongful termination lawsuit, the purpose of the remedy is to put that employee in the same position that she or he would have been in but for the violation (although punitive damages are also often available). When an employee wins a claim against Read more
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EEOC Releases Changes to Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination

  Employers in Texas should be aware of the recent compliance manual changes from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on religious discrimination in the workplace. The changes to the compliance manual focus specifically on religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As the EEOC explains, “under Title VII, an employer is prohibited from discriminating because of religion in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, or other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, and also cannot ‘limit, segregate, or classify’ applicants or employees based on religion ‘in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive Read more
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Ep.-5-Friday-QA-Can-an-Employer-Force-an-Employee-to-Take-FMLA-Leave

Ep. 5 – Friday Q&A – Can an Employer Force an Employee to Take FMLA Leave?

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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Ep.-4-Friday-QA-Do-Employers-Have-to-Provide-Paid-Holiday-Leave

Ep. 4 – Friday Q&A – Do Employers Have to Provide Paid Holiday Leave?

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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Tips-for-Employers-to-Avoid-Regarded-as-Disability-Discrimination-Claims

Tips for Employers to Avoid Regarded as Disability Discrimination Claims

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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Episode-3-Friday-QA-Can-an-employer-withhold-an-employees-final-paycheck-for-stolen-property

Episode 3: Friday Q&A – Can an employer withhold an employee’s final paycheck for stolen property?

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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Can-Employees-Have-Representation-During-a-Workplace-Investigation-Interview

Can Employees Have Representation During a Workplace Investigation Interview?

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