Tips for Workplace Violence

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What Do I Need to Know About Dress Code Policies in Texas?

Welcome to Simon Paschal Says. I’m Paul Simon, an employment lawyer here at Simon Paschal, PLLC. And in today’s episode of Simon Paschal Says, we’re going to talk about employer dress codes. Now, employer dress codes are something we normally find an employee handbook. In Texas, there are generally no restrictions on what an employer can or cannot have in a dress code. And because of this, we see a wide range of dress codes from requiring uniforms to only being allowed to wear certain colors. It’s also becoming more and more common for dress codes to establish the relaxed 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

How do I Handle Seasonal Employees?

Welcome to Simon Paschal Says. I’m Paul Simon, an employment lawyer at Simon Paschal, PLLC. With the upcoming holiday season we’re going to discuss issues employers face with seasonal or temporary employees. The most common issue we see with seasonal or temporary employees has to do with how employers pay the worker. Oftentimes employers believe that they do not need to pay a seasonal or temporary worker as a W-2 employee because they’re only working a few weeks or months. However, according to the IRS, employer must issue a W-2 form to any employee that earned any amount of wages Read more

NLRB In Non-Union Workplace

Dustin Paschal with Simon Paschal, PLLC for our video tip of the week. It’s been a couple of weeks but I’ve been a little busy around here so we’ll start it back up. Today we’re going to talk about the NLRB, the National Labor Relations Board. Generally when I say that anyone that does not work in a union environment shuts down, stops listening, but actually the NLRB does apply to nonunion environments. You know to private companies that don’t have unions. Specifically. Back in the spring of 2015 the NLRB came out with a guidance memo and we’ll post 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

Paid Time Off – TX Employment Law

Dustin Paschal here with Simon Paschal PLLC. We’re starting something new this year where we’re going to try to do short little video snippets answering some legal questions regarding employment law, and business law, and we’re going to post those to our YouTube page each week. So this will be the first one and we’ll do them weekly on Friday so you can get used to going and checking them out there. But here at the first the year, one of the main things that we’re doing as attorneys is handbooks, and handbook review, and handbook revision. So we get Read more