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Governor Perry Closes Loophole on Theft of Service Law

Posted in Legislation, Wage & Hour
Governor Perry signed SB 1024 eliminating a loophole that previously existed for a criminal theft of service charge.  Under prior law, a party obtaining services from another under a promise to pay could avoid a criminal charge of theft of service so long as the party was making minimal payments.  According to the bill’s analysis: Theft of wages occurs when… Continue Reading

Newly Enrolled Bills Effecting Texas Employers

Posted in Legislation
Its getting near the end of the time to sponsor bills for consideration during this Texas legislative session.  Here are the most recently enrolled bills potentially effecting Texas employers. HB 2609 (Guillen) (relating to employment at or by certain facilities serving the elderly or persons with disabilities) HB 2695 (Davis) (relating to acquiring Human Health… Continue Reading

Employment Bills Enrolled the Week of January 11, 2011

Posted in Discrimination, Legislation
The blog has been updated with bills enrolled in the Texas Legislature the week of January 11, 2011 likely to effect Texas employers.  This week’s bills include bills targeted at prohibiting workplace smoking; prohibitions against sexual orientation discrimination; payment of wages through payroll card accounts and a bill to require employers to use the federal… Continue Reading

S.B. 314 Prohibiting Chargebacks to Employer Unemployment Benefit Accounts for Benefits Paid to Victims of Sexual Assault

Posted in Legislation, Unemployment
Senate Bill 314 was enrolled in the Texas Legislature and would exclude, from an employer’s unemployment tax account (i.e., no chargeback), unemployment benefits paid to an employee who left employment because he or she (or their immediate family member) is a victim of sexual assault.  Bill text here.  … Continue Reading

Texas Legislative Update: Bills Affecting Texas Employers

Posted in Discrimination, Legislation
On March 20, 2009 I posted an entry about several leave of absence bills pending in the Texas Legislature.  Today I want to highlight a few other bills that will effect Texas employers if passed. HB 32  Prohibiting discrimination against employees of workers’ compensation nonsubscribers who sustain an injury in the course and scope of their employment.… Continue Reading

Texas Legislature Update: Employee Leaves of Absence

Posted in Leave of Absence, Legislation
There are several pending bills in the Texas legislature that could effect the leaves of absence private employers must make available to their employees.  Some of these types of leaves have already been passed in more liberal states such as California and Massachusetts.  Pending leave of absence bills in the Texas legislature include:   HB 615 Permitting employees with a child enrolled… Continue Reading