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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, […]
As we enter the Summer, we enter Hurricane season in Texas.  While employers have a duty to keep their businesses running, they must also balance the safety of their employees, especially when the weather creates potentially hazardous travel conditions. To prepare for these situations, it’s essential to have an inclement weather policy in place as […]
As the summer season gets underway, many employees will be planning to take vacations … and some employers may have questions about their responsibilities concerning vacation leave. Under Texas law, employers are not required to offer employees vacation benefits, either paid or unpaid. Vacation leave is considered a benefit that the employer may choose to […]