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Employers, Why Don't You Require That Employees Call Two Phone Numbers to Request FMLA Leave?
September 21, 2018
I conducted FMLA training this week for a client making fairly significant changes to the manner it administers FMLA leave. They not only are educating managers about their role and responsibilities under the FMLA, but empowering them to play a key role in reducing FMLA abuse.
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Dallas Appeals Court Dismisses Former Employee’s Lawsuit, Holding that Res Judicata Prevented Further Action
September 21, 2018
What happens when a disgruntled employee’s claims are dismissed in federal court but he refiles a second suit in state court?
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Delivery Driver’s Suit Claiming Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate, and Retaliation After Post-DWI Termination Dismissed on Summary Judgment
September 19, 2018
Sometimes, an employer can do everything in its power to “work with” an employee, giving him or her the benefit of every doubt, and yet still find itself on the wrong end of a Dallas employment law case.
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DOL Issues New FMLA forms and FMLA Opinion Letter
September 18, 2018
In recent weeks, the federal Department of Labor has been busy addressing various Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues.
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Publishes Revised Model Disclosure Form for FCRA Compliance
September 17, 2018
Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a new version of the model disclosure entitled, “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.”
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Out With the New and in With the Old? Board Issues Proposed Rule Which Would Restore Prior Joint-Employer Standard
September 17, 2018
On Thursday, September 13, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) signaled its intent to return to its pre-Obama Board test for establishing joint-employer status.
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Back to the Future with the NLRB
September 14, 2018
Prior to August 2015, it was well settled under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) that two employers would be considered joint-employers only if they each possessed and exercised direct control over the workforce.
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Extraordinary Employee Misconduct – Threatening Witnesses Through Facebook
September 12, 2018
I am constantly amazed by the lack of judgment that people exhibit in their social media postings.
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Nevada Supreme Court Addresses Noncompete Agreement With Nationwide Scope
September 11, 2018
In Shores v. Global Experience Specialists, Inc.(Aug. 2, 2018), the Nevada Supreme Court addressed the reasonableness of a noncompete agreement that prohibited post-employment competition with the employer for one year across the United States.
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DOL Update – New Compliance Office and Wage & Hour Opinion Letters
September 11, 2018
On August 28, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the creation of a new “Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI)” that is designed to “promote greater understanding of federal labor laws and regulations, allowing job creators to prevent violations and protect Americans' wages, workplace safety and health, retirement security, and other rights and benefits.”
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Texas Appeals Court Dismisses Sexual Harassment and Retaliatory Discharge Claims Due to Employee’s Failure to Include Allegations in EEOC Charge
September 10, 2018
When someone believes that their legal rights may have been violated, there are certain rules, procedures, and laws that apply to the assertion of that individual’s claims.
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Your Foreign Worker Was Arrested for DUI, Now What?
September 8, 2018
No employer wants to read in the newspaper (or hear through the office grapevine) that one of its employees was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence. Unfortunately, that does happen - probably more than you realize.
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