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Texas Employer’s Checklist April 27, 2020

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April 27, 2020

On April 27, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued additional Orders regarding the re-opening of the Texas economy. Among other things, Governor Abbott has issued a Checklist applicable to All Employers in the State of Texas. Any employers with questions about the Texas Employer’s Checklist 4.27.20 or about re-opening their businesses, generally, should feel…

3 Steps to Minimize the Risk of Your Secrets Walking Out the Door When a Key Employee Leaves

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April 15, 2020

DEALING WITH DEPARTING EMPLOYEES  3 Steps to Minimize The Risk of Your Secrets Walking Out the Door When a Key Employee Leaves It happens often and in every type of business: a key employee notifies her supervisor that she has accepted a job with a competitor and will be leaving…

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…