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  Enacted in 1994, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed members of the armed forces and their civilian employers. USERRA requires that, upon returning from duty, Service members must be promptly re-employed in the same position that they would have attained had they not been absent, […]
For employers who discover inadvertent overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor has a new pilot program to expedite resolution without litigation. The stated purpose of the new Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program is “to resolve such […]
Most incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace still go unreported, according to a 2018 survey by the Society for Human Resources Research (SHRM). Among the HR professionals surveyed, 36 percent reported at least one allegation of sexual harassment occurring in their organizations within the past year. Of those, more than one-third (36 percent) reported […]
When an employee separates from an organization, it can be a challenging time for both parties. Even if the separation is amicable, managers should take steps aimed at preventing possible disputes over unemployment claims or even lawsuits.   Here are a few points for Texas employers to keep in mind when dealing with employee separations, […]