The HR Specialist: Texas Employment Law

An employee who has been performing well and then seems to act out of character may be suffering from a disability or a serious health condition. But suggesting a disability when there isn’t one is NOT a good idea …

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Workplace violence is a serious problem, and employees who have been fired may sometimes overreact …

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A high percentage of workplace theft is the work of insiders. That’s one reason you may want to question employees when money or goods disappear. But don’t act like the police …

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A recent federal appellate court ruling should give some comfort to employers in Texas and other states in the 5th Circuit …

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Texas employers who had paid taxes into the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund are set to receive approximately $320 million in refunds …

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When a disabled employee asks for an accommodation, your organization is supposed to discuss the request and make suggestions …

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Sometimes, it’s the little things that finally lead to termination. An employee may have had performance issues and attitude problems for a long time, yet hasn’t been discharged …

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BJ Chemical Services in Houston recently paid $256,000 in back wages to 56 workers following a U.S. Labor Department investigation …

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A recent survey found that Houston has the most manufacturing jobs of any city in the United States …

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The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, recently improved the functionality of more than 90 forms posted on its web site …

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