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Texas Employment Law Update

A Resource for Texas Employers

Guide to New EEO-1 Pay and Hour Reporting

Employers with 100 or more employees and certain federal contractors have been required to submit EEO-1 reports, identifying the number of employees working in each job category by race, sex and ethnicity, since 1996. In 2016, under the Obama administration, the EEOC proposed revisions to the information required to be reported each year on the...… Continue Reading

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City of Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Scheduled to Take Effect August 1, 2019

The City of Dallas passed a paid sick leave ordinance requiring private employers to provide up to 64 hours of paid sick leave to employees working in the City. Barring court intervention, the law will take effect August 1, 2019.  Here are the highlights of the ordinance: Requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide...… Continue Reading

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Employers in Dallas and San Antonio Prepare for Paid Sick Leave

The Texas Legislature ended its session last week without passing a bill that preempts municipalities from passing laws requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. Consequently, employers in Dallas and San Antonio must prepare for the implementation of the local paid sick leave laws that take effect August 1, 2019. Dallas, San...… Continue Reading

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When is a resignation not a resignation disqualifying an employee from unemployment benefits?

In a Texas unemployment benefit proceeding, the employee usually bears the burden of establishing an entitlement to benefits when the employee resigns.  The employer bears the burden to show disqualification for benefits when the employer initiates the termination.  However, when an employee offers more than two weeks’ notice of intent to resign and the employer...… Continue Reading

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Texas Court Holds Request for Reasonable Accommodation is not Protected Activity

Texas courts routinely look to and take guidance from federal law when evaluating claims under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act. The TCHRA is the Texas state law that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability (and other status) and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. In a...… Continue Reading

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