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Do Texas Employers Have to Pay Employees for Work Missed Due to Inclement Weather?

The recent 2021 winter storm in Texas shut down a large portion of the state for the week.  Lack of electricity forced the closing of many businesses.  Those businesses that were able to stay open had numerous absences from employees who could not travel to work because of the snow and ice or could not work remotely because of the lack of electricity at home.  A common question from employers is whether or not they are required to pay employees for work due to inclement weather. The answer depends on a couple factors.  First, is the employee a non-exempt (often, Read more
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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 in response to COVID-19?  For a lot of business owners, they assume that once they have established their company entity, they are free to transact business as they please (whether they established the entity in the state where their corporate office is located or in Read more
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Business Merger Attorney Dallas

Keeping Your Goals in Mind When Using a Business Merger Attorney

A business merger is a serious legal issue that needs to be carefully thought out. When you consider bringing two businesses together, make sure to focus on goals. Think about what it is that you want for the future of your company. Whether it’s obtaining additional market share, acquiring new products,  or even eliminating the competition, your focus should be on this goal throughout the entire merger process. Don’t go to this important growth step for your business alone. You’ll need some help as you begin the process of deciding to merge all the way through completion. You’ll need a great business merger attorney in Dallas to help you Read more
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Employment Lawyer Dallas TX

Employment Lawyers can Help you with New Hire Drug Testing

When you are in charge of the office, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. One of these details is dealing with new hires and employment drug testing. If you decide to do new hire drug testing, you should have protocols to follow. You should have stipulations in place about what to do in the event of a positive drug test and know how to make sure the paperwork follows the correct chain of command in order to keep you protected. We can help you set up the protocols and the paperwork to make sure the steps Read more
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DOL Audit Dallas TX

What Dallas TX Businesses Should Know About a DOL Audit

If you’ve never heard of a DOL audit for Dallas TX small businesses, you need to know that it is increasing in frequency and quickly overtaking IRS audits as the bane of business owners. According to Forbes, all the detailed bookkeeping and exacting accounting practices in the world won’t be of much help if the Department of Labor decides to perform a DOL audit on your business. These audits focus on any of a number of areas that apply to how you deal with your employees, including but not limited to fair labor practices, employee retirement plans, how your employee Read more
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HR Compliance Dallas TX

Why HR Compliance Shouldn’t Be Overlooked in Any Business

A lot of times the Human Resource department often gets overlooked when the reality should be the opposite and a lot of attention should be placed on HR compliance in Dallas, TX. The Human Resources department has significant compliance responsibilities both inside and outside of the department. Some of the key areas of compliance for a Human Resources department are: Compensation and benefit programs Fair Labor Standards Act Civil Rights Act Disciplinary procedures Policies and procedures The legal team at Simon | Paschal can help partner with your organization’s human resources department to ensure that strong compliance is a priority. Read more
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Business Lawyer Dallas TX

Hiring People Might Require a Business Lawyer Dallas TX

If you are considering hiring people for the first time, you might find yourself needing a business lawyer Dallas TX. Since the laws can be tricky, calling Simon Paschal at (972) 893-9340 can be of great benefit. For the most part hiring someone is easy, but if you ask the wrong question you may need defending. Make sure that you ask the interview and application questions that pertain to the job at hand, past experience, education and future career goals. Anything else is not considered conditions for employment. To make sure what types of interview questions you can or cannot ask, or if Read more
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Business Lawyer Dallas TX

A Great Business Lawyer Dallas TX Offers Essential Guidance

You may not think that a business lawyer Dallas TX is a necessity when your small business is first starting out. After all, your vision is to make your grandmother’s fudge recipe and sell it in a kiosk at the mall or to turn the airless paint equipment gathering dust in your garage into a self-employment venture. You won’t be hiring thousands or even hundreds of employees–just yet, anyway–and you have no plans to take on a partner. Right now, it is all you. Business Lawyer Dallas TX: When You’re Starting Out Though your idea to start a business of Read more
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Business Lawyer Dallas TX

Business Lawyer Dallas TX: Business Formation and Types of Businesses

Entrepreneurs wishing to start their own business will need more than an idea and an office. The starting point for any business is choosing the type of corporate entity to form, and contacting a business lawyer Dallas TX is the first step in that process. Choosing a corporate form may seem rudimentary, but the type of business the owner intends to run as well as the number of owners, the number of employees, and the volume of sales can also play a role. Texas business owners have multiple choices when it comes to business formation. Business Lawyer Dallas TX: Types Read more
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Business Law Dallas TX

Business Law Dallas TX: Protect Your Business

In the event of injury, catastrophe, or any life-threatening event, you need business law in Dallas TX on your side. In an effort to be prepared for the worst, smaller businesses, in particular, should take steps to build a strong safety net that more-than-adequately protects your business. Preventing incidents in your business is essential, not only to preserve the health and lives of your staff, but also to avoid the complications of problematic legal battles. However, if someone at your business experiences these unfortunate circumstances, you will most likely have to deal with a lawsuit. According to business law in Read more