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Employment Attorney Dallas TX

3 Surprising Reasons Your Small Business Needs an Employee Handbook

As a small business owner, you may not realize the importance of a handbook for your employees, but an employment attorney can help you understand the benefits.  A handbook not only gives your employees required rules and regulations for your business, but it can also protect you and your business’ assets in legal battles. If you are still on the fence about implementing an employee handbook, here are a few more reasons why your small business needs one. Create a Safe Workplace Employees can utilize your handbook to learn techniques that ensure their environment remains safe. Considering there are millions Read more
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Employment Law Dallas TX

4 Ways to Use Employee Handbook In Considering Employee Law Dallas TX

As an employer, employment law is one of those pesky items that is always in the back of your mind. One of the best ways to ensure that all of your employees have the best resources on hand in regards to employment law in Dallas, TX is to create an in-depth employee handbook. Let’s go through some of the reasons why you would want to create an employee handbook. Employment Law Can Be Tricky Employment law can be extremely tricky and training seminars are often not particularly useful. Therefore, one of the best ways to disseminate important information regarding employment law Read more
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Workplace Drug Testing

Drug testing often can be a confusing area of the law for many employers.  The first thing to consider is whether you operate in an industry in which drug testing is required or regulated (i.e. trucking/transportation) or are subject to certification or licensure requirements that include drug testing (i.e. ISO, etc.).  If you are not subject to any specific drug testing requirements by virtue of your industry or any licenses/certifications, then the default rules apply (assuming you only are operating in the state of Texas since this blog post will address federal and Texas state law). As a general matter, Read more
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New EEOC Guidance on Retaliation

We posted a few days ago about the EEOC’s new guidance on Position Statements.  Well, the EEOC has been busy because they also have proposed new enforcement guidance regarding retaliation claims and charges.  From January 21, 2016 through February 24, 2016, the EEOC accepted input regarding its draft proposed enforcement guidance on retaliation claims.  The EEOC believes the updated enforcement guidance is necessary since nearly 43% of all private sector charges filed in 2014 included retaliation claims.  While the enforcement guidance is not binding law, employers should be aware of it since it is used by the agency in investigations Read more