Archive for June, 2010

Urban Legends of Employment Law II

Lisa Bogany As I mentioned in the previous blog, there are several misconceptions about Texas employment law that are held by both employers and workers. I have found that many of these “Urban Legends” come from employers and employees who have previously done business or worked in other states. Continue reading ‘Urban Legends of Employment Law II’

Urban Legends of Employment

Lisa BoganyThere are several misconceptions about Texas employment law that are held by both employers and workers. Many of these misunderstandings come from the differences between Texas laws and other states’ laws. Over the next few blogs I will introduce some of the most common legends and briefly outline the current Texas and federal laws relating to employment. Continue reading ‘Urban Legends of Employment’

How Accommodating Are You?

ClaudiaTips for Employers

What first comes to mind when you hear the word “accommodation”? Do you think of a hotel room or something related to travel? How about the automatic adjustment of the eye when viewing objects at varying distances? Under Title I of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), an employer with 15 or more employees is required to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. In this case, accommodation can be defined three ways: Continue reading ‘How Accommodating Are You?’

Can’t Get a Job with Your Pants on the Ground

will-s-0209Summer Jobs and Youth
American Idol hopeful, Larry Platt caused quite a stir with his unforgettable performance because he was on crusade. As a dedicated civil rights advocate, Platt has championed many causes over the years this time his focus was the future of our youth. His motivation revolved around years of pent-up frustration after witnessing the youth who habitually wore sagging/baggy pants and other inappropriate clothing that he considered to be damaging to their future. Platt is the product of a generation that takes pride in the way they look and how they are perceived by others and felt that such attire failed on both fronts. Though he aged out of the competition, his message was received loud and clear by millions around the country who echoed his sentiments. Continue reading ‘Can’t Get a Job with Your Pants on the Ground’