Hiring Employees with Criminal Records

The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission precludes an absolute bar to employment based on arrest records.  Similarly, courts have held the use of arrest records to disqualify a job applicant constitutes unlawful discrimination.  Therefore, w…
Categories: Employment Law

Seminar Alert: Employment Law A to Z

Name:  Employment Law A to Z Date: Monday, February 13, 2017 Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM Overview: This workshop will cover all aspects of the employer and employee relationship.  It will present information on hiring and evaluating an employee, statuto…
Categories: Employment Law

Federal Judge Blocks New Overtime Rule

On November 22, 2016, a Federal Judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction to block the new Department of Labor overtime exemption rules from taking effect. The Department of Labor regulation, previously set to take effect December 1, 2016, would…

New Overtime Rule Announced

On May 16, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“the DOL”) announced new rules regarding overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These new rules go into effect on December 1, 2016. Under the old rules, executive, administrative,…

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