The HR Specialist: Texas Employment Law

A Texas appeals court has ruled that an employee who was off on unpaid FMLA leave was not also eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.

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Stubbornly refusing to budge on a requested accommodation can cause an expensive and time-consuming lawsuit.

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Employers that grant disabled workers more flexibility in work requirements need to make sure they document every ADA accommodation request and every accommodation decision.

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Progressive discipline may end up becoming a trap for employers that don’t scrupulously honor the underlying purpose of the rule being implemented.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its Census of Workplace Fatal Injuries for 2015.

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If an employee can show that a job description isn’t accurate, the court may take her employee’s word for it.

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Stevens Transport, one of the nation’s largest refrigerated truck lines, faces charges it violated the ADA when it refused to hire an Air Force veteran with bipolar disorder who applied for a driving position.

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The Department of Labor alleges that Tango Bakery’s owners failed to pay 20 workers $75,218 in overtime pay.

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The longer an injured employee stays out, the less likely the employer will lose an ADA lawsuit over a subsequent termination.

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Any employer that does at least $500,000 worth of business is probably covered by the Fair Labor Standards Aact.

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