Monthly Archives: June 2014

Supreme Court Says Obama Overstepped Authority with Three NLRB Recess Appointments

Today, the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision addressing the question of whether three recess appointees to the NLRB passed Constitutional muster.   These three NLRB members  were appointed by President Obama during a three-day recess in the middle of a

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Hurricane Season Brings HR Issues

Working on the Gulf Coast means the annual preparation for the possibility of a hurricane hitting your home or business. For employers, this means preparing a contingency plan for a disaster, and taking proactive measures to address not only the

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New FAQ on Houston’s Anti-Discrimination Ordinance (HERO)

The City of Houston recently joined a number of cities that have passed their own anti-discrimination ordinances in an attempt to add coverage for sexual orientation and trans-gender discrimination, which are not explicitly covered under Texas or federal law. The attached FAQ

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Use of Non-Compete Clauses Increasing Across Professions

By Shaan A. Rizvi — The New York Times ran a fascinating article about the proliferation of non-competition clauses in employment agreements throughout the country.  As the article correctly notes, non-competition agreements, or non-competes, were traditionally used most often in

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USCIS Provides Guidance on I-9 Completion for Remote Hires

By Nelsy C. Gomez – With the existing stringent rules regarding the proper and timely completion of the I-9 form, many employers still find themselves wrestling with the issue of what to do with employees who are hired and work

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Posted in Federal Government, Immigration, Labor & Employment, Wage and Hour

Houston Passes Controversial Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Late in the evening on May 28th, the Houston City Council passed a city ordinance that prohibits discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or trans-gender status.   The ordinance also prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex

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