Category: Employment Beat

Important Sexual Harassment Updates for Texas Employers

Employers need to be aware of and insure to update policies and contracts because of two developments in sexual harassment law. First, as of September 1, 2021, Texas law expands the definition of an employer for sexual harassment in Texas, extends the statute of limitations to report a claim, and establishes a new standard for […]

Written by on March 10, 2022

To Arbitrate or Not To Arbitrate–That’s NOT the Only Question

HR Houston is Delivering Legal News at Lightning Speed on Thursday from 12-6:30. LEGALkwik is a half-day program featuring 13 short power-packed presentations by leading employment law experts. Our very own, Kim Stuart will be speaking on the topic of To Arbitrate or Not To Arbitrate—That’s NOT the only question. For more information or to attend: https://www.hrhouston.org/events/EventDetails.aspx…

Written by on October 8, 2019

It Doesn’t Feel Like Heaven Right Now for Employers

THE WAITING IS OVER NEW FLSA OVERTIME REGS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2, 2020 Three years after its initial release of final rulemaking that would have raised salary basis thresholds, making approximately 1.3 million employees, according to DOL, eligible for overtime.  DOL announced today that those rules will finally take effect on January 1, 2020. Here is […]

Written by on September 25, 2019

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby

DOL Addresses and Confirms Software Based Rounding Policy You Spin Me Right Round, Baby Few employees ever clock in or out exactly on the hour. Therefore, employers using time clocks or time clock software face each payroll period with the task of computing regular and overtime pay based upon the time worked according to punched […]

Written by on July 9, 2019

San Antonio and Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinances 2019

Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired? Your employer will have to pay you for it in San Antonio and Dallas. The Texas Legislature failed to pass legislation in the current session that would have stopped implementation of the San Antonio and Dallas Paid Sick Leave ordinances set to take effect on August 1, […]

Written by on June 21, 2019

Kimberly Stuart Selected to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators

Announcing the selection of Kimberly R. Stuart among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators in throughout the nation. Kimberly practices appellate law, commercial litigation and employment and labor law. She knows that the […]

Written by on April 25, 2019

Hop On Board the EEO-1: The Hottest New Rollercoaster – Wild Ride Awaits

Late on the night of March 4, 2019, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a 42-page opinion in National Women’s Law Center v. OMB reviving the revised EEO-1 which requires employers with 100 or more employees (federal contractors with 50 or more) to include pay data.  The next […]

Written by on March 6, 2019

The Trump Administration Speaks On Independent Contractors

Attorney Shareholder Kim Stuart summarizes the current trends involving independent contractor status.  On July 13, 2018, the Trump administration issued its first guidance on its views on independent contractors when it issued a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) entitled “Determining whether Nurse or Caregiver Registries Are Employers of the Caregiver.” The FAB, though the first substantive […]

Written by on August 16, 2018