On May 2, 2013, Governor Perry signed the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act into law. So, let’s cut right to it. ...more
As Business Week reports this week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the poster requirement created by the National Labor Relations Board. ...more
What does “at-will” employment mean: You might be inclined to think that it means that employees serve at the will of the master, or at the master’s pleasure. While this historically makes sense, “at-will” employment is...more
Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to: In this edition, it varies according to the requirements of the particular law identified below. I am taking a short two-part break from my regular format to bring you the...more
Who does it apply to: In this edition, it varies according to the requirements of the particular law identified below. I am taking a short two-part break from my regular format to bring you the record keeping requirements...more
On February 5, 2013, the Department of Labor announced the final rules for changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permitted under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010. From the time the act was passed...more
One of my dental practice clients called this week to inquire about an idea they heard of recently called a “working interview.” The idea is to have an hygienist come in for a couple of days to find out whether they are good...more
Who does it apply to: All employers who have employees or prospective employees that smoke....more
Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to: Every employer who has or intends to hire unpaid interns.
When must an intern be paid: All “employees” of a business must be paid at least minimum wage unless they are a...more
Melissa Nelson is “devastated” according to ABC News. She was fired from her job as a dental assistant after 10 years of service because her male employer found her attractive and felt termination necessary to protect his...more
Many of my clients put new-hires on a 90 day probationary period. They do this either for their own convenience or because they mistakenly believe the law requires it. The idea that it is “required” by a law is a...more