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Employment Law 101: Jury Duty

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Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: The Jurors Right to Reemployment Act and the Jury System Improvement Act of 1978 applies to all employers in Texas. These laws protect the employment status of those employees serving jury duty in either state or federal court. Who is protected: All permanent employees… Continue Reading

Employment Law 101: Travel Time

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Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: All employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which is virtually every employer. What is the issue: Employers are required to count certain time spent traveling toward an employee’s hours worked each week unless the employee is exempt from overtime. (For… Continue Reading

Employment Law 101: Bonuses

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Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: You guessed it . . . any employer who chooses to pay a bonus to employees. What counts as a bonus: There are a lot of ways to describe a bonus. For our purposes, a bonus includes any discretionary or non-discretionary payment or “compensation”… Continue Reading