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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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March 24, 2020

On April 2, 2020 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6210) takes effect and will remain in place until December 31, 2020. The two major provisions of the Act are the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.  Both provide paid leave…

Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Agreements Barring Employee Class/Collective Actions

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May 22, 2018

On May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld employers’ use of class action and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements. The opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis resolves a trio of cases before the Supreme Court in which employees brought suits against their…

City of Austin’s New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance May Apply to Collin County Employers

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February 28, 2018

The City of Austin has become the first city in Texas to require private employers to provide paid sick leave to full time and part-time employees. By enacting a City Ordinance on February 16, 2018, Austin now requires most private sector employers to provide each worker up to 64 hours,…

Saunders, Walsh & Beard Welcomes Mary Harokopus

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January 31, 2017

“Saunders, Walsh & Beard is excited to announce that Mary Harokopus has joined our firm as a partner specializing in employment law.  Mary advises employers and employees on all employment-related matters and litigates cases in state and federal courts in Texas and across the United States.  She also represents clients before federal, state and local agencies such as the…