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I-9-Preparation

I-9 Preparation

Good morning everyone. Paul Simon with Law Firm of Simon Paschal. Today’s video tip, we’re going to discuss I-9 forms and just kind of very basic general how-to complete an I-9 form. Now, if you go on to USCIS.gov, you can download the latest I-9, that’s going to be key. There’s a lot of variations and versions of the I-9. And one of the requirements is that you use the most updated I-9, so go to USCIS.gov, download the I-9 form there to ensure that you’re actually using the most up to date form. There’s also a long list of Read more
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GINA-Considerations

GINA Considerations

Dustin Paschal here with Simon Paschal, PLLC with another legal tip for you. Today we’re going to talk about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, otherwise known as GINA. This is a law that’s not that old, but it is something that’s included within the kind of the EOC’s realm of protection for employees, so something for employers to keep in mind. Now mind you, in fiscal year 2014, there were only 13 charges related to GINA, but it may get bigger and bigger. But the gist of it is that an employer cannot discriminate against an employee based on their Read more
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Workers-Comp-Requirements-in-Texas

Workers Comp Requirements in Texas

Hello everyone. Paul Simon here with the law firm of Simon Paschal in today’s video, we’re going to talk about workers’ compensation as it applies to Texas employers. So as many of you probably already know, Texas does not require an employer to have workers’ compensation. Now a government contractor, a certain businesses, clients, et cetera, may require that you have workers’ compensation to pay on the industry. May also have a requirement to have workers comp, but generally in Texas, an employer is not required to have workers’ compensation. Now, there still are requirements though that the Texas Department Read more