Tag Archives: #LaborandEmployment

Texas Governor Mandates State Contractors Use E-Verify

Texas Governor Rick Perry issued an Executive Order mandating the use of the E-Verify system by all contractors performing services to Texas agencies under the oversight of the governor.  The order was announced on December 3, 2014, during a press conference by Governor Perry addressing border security. The Executive Order imposes two requirements as a … Continue reading this entry

Union and Non-Union Employers Must Review Their Employee Handbooks in Light of Recent NLRB Developments

The National Labor Relations Board recently challenged many common employee handbook provisions on the grounds that they violate employees’ protected rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.  The challenged handbook provisions include restrictions on social media; restrictions on discussions of wage, benefits and related information; at-will provisions; and standards of behavior policies. … Continue reading this entry

Discounted Damages Through Fluctuating Work Week

Wage and hour litigation has been on a meteoric rise and is unlikely to slow in 2014. Nationally, employers paid over $245 million in 2013 to resolve wage and hour cases. In Texas, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases continue to be among the most commonly filed in federal courts. Many of these cases allege … Continue reading this entry

UPDATE: Changes to FLSA Exemptions

As announced by the White House this week, President Obama directed the Department of Labor to update the regulations on the white-collar exemptions.  Specifically, the President instructed the Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to update the regulations.  The President’s point was that the minimum salary requirements had only been raised once since 1975, and that … Continue reading this entry

Obama Proposes Sweeping Changes to FLSA Exemptions

A few weeks ago, President Obama issued an Executive Order raising the minimum wage for workers on new federal contractors from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. That measure was designed to build momentum for a minimum wage increase for the private sector as well. Now, President Obama has announced he will direct the … Continue reading this entry