FMLA Key Employee Exemption

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What Can I Ask in an Interview?

Dustin Paschal: Hello and welcome to Simon Paschal Says. We are back after an extended absence. Unfortunately, sometimes work gets in the way and so that’s what happened. And because our public is demanding more videos, we come back with more videos. So today you’re getting a two for one, you’re going to get a Paul Simon here and me, I’m Dustin Paschal. So we’re here, like I said, for Simon Paschal Says. And today we’re going to talk about interviewing or a what I guess you can and can’t do in a job interview. And so because we’re talking Read more

When Do I Have to Comply With the FMLA?

Hi, this is Dustin Paschal, an employment lawyer at Simon Paschal PLLC and welcome to Simon Paschal says. In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about FMLA eligibility. The FMLA applies to any public or private employer with 50 or more employees, as well as to all public agencies and public and private elementary and secondary schools, regardless of the number of employees. If you’re a covered employer, you must post a notice in your workplace concerning the FMLA and how employees may qualify under its provisions. You can find this poster on the Texas Workforce Commission’s website. To be Read more

What Can You Deduct From an Exempt Employee’s Salary?

Dustin Paschal here with the law firm of Simon Paschal and this week’s edition of Simon Paschal Says. We’ve previously talked about the overtime exemptions, the white collar exemptions, administrative, executive, professional, the exemptions from overtime. What we want to delve into a little more in this installment is the salary requirement for those exemptions. If you recall those exemptions, in order for the employee to be exempt requires a couple of different methods of payment. Either a fee basis payment, which we’ll talk about in a different video, or salary of at least $455 per week. The computer exemption Read more

Are Employers Required to Pay Texas Employees for Jury Duty?

Hey everyone. It’s Paul Simon with the law firm of Simon Paschal. Welcome to Simon Paschal Says, our video tips series where we provide information for businesses and employers and some helpful tips that you guys can use as you go through your day and work week. Today we’re going to talk about jury duty and what the requirements are for employers regarding employees who have to serve on a jury. So the general rule, both federal and the state of Texas is there’s no requirement that an employer pays an employee when they’re on jury duty leave. The only Read more

Texas Employee Voting Laws

Paul Simon: Whether you’re a Republican. Dustin Paschal: Or a Democrat. Paul Simon: Whether you’re a Christian conservative. Dustin Paschal: Or a bleeding liberal. Paul Simon: Whether you’re for Fox News. Dustin Paschal: Or MSNBC. Paul Simon: Whether you want to make America great again Dustin Paschal: Or you’re with her. Here’s your legal tip of the week from Simon Paschal PLLC. We’re going to talk about voting and workplace voting in particular. Texas law is what governs voting leave for employees in the workplace. There is no federal law. So you look to the state and Texas law requires Read more

Is Everyone Entitled to Maternity Leave?

Hey guys, Paul Simon here with the Law Firm of Simon Paschal. Today, we’re going to talk about the term maternity leave. We’ve obviously all… We’re all familiar with that term and had friends who’ve taken maternity leave and family members as well. So what is maternity leave? Two things. First, there is no legal law that says this is maternity leave and everyone’s entitled to maternity leave. Where maternity leave actually comes from is the law known as the Family Medical Leave Act or FMLA. And that law only applies to employers who have at least 50 employees within Read more

At-Will v. Right to Work

Hello everyone. Paul Simon here with law firm of Simon Paschal. Today we’re going to do a quick little video discussing the difference between the term at-will employment and right to work. As an employment lawyer, these are the two terms I hear all the time. Most of us, I think, have heard the terms but often they are misunderstood and misused. What at-will means, and Texas is an at-will state, is that both the employer and the employee have the right to leave the employment at any time for any reason. So if I’m working for someone and I Read more