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The HR Specialist: Texas Employment Law

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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Unemployed Texans will no longer have to cash their checks to use their benefits …

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Jobs evolve and often become more complex, so it makes sense to revisit job requirements when someone quits, retires or is promoted. There’s no better time to re-evaluate positions to make sure the next job candidates will have the skills, training and experience necessary to succeed. But if you don’t document the changes carefully, you may find yourself facing a lawsuit …

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Nothing will land an employer in legal hot water faster than firing an employee who just made a discrimination complaint. At first glance, it will almost always look like retaliation. But that doesn’t mean your hands are tied …

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If you don’t have a sexual harassment policy (or if no one pays attention to the one you have), watch out! You’ll have to pay compensatory damages if an employee can prove he or she was sexually harassed—and you also could pay punitive damages …

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