Tag: Texas

Improving Internal Controls: Lessons from the Case of the Double-Dealing Manager

Managers in positions of authority can either do great good for a company or inflict great harm. Because we learn more from the second than the first, I wanted to tell you about a recent case from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal appeals court covering Texas. $11,897, 689.39 That is the […]

Feds Pursue Fraud Claims Against PPP Recipients

To help struggling businesses needing immediate access to cash during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress introduced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in 2020. Some companies, however, didn’t use the PPP loan funds as Congress intended. Because of a broad range of associated fraud, the […]

Mess with the Bull, Get the Horns

We all know workplace violence is no laughing matter. All HR professionals should be well versed in the laws applicable to weapons in the workplace at all of your organization’s locations. Each state has its own twists when it comes to restricting weapons (especially firearms) on private property. For instance, my state of South Carolina […]


33% of HR Hiring Managers Have Turned Down a Candidate for Being ‘Too Pushy’ After an Interview

Workers may be thinking “new year, new job,” according to a survey from staffing firm Accountemps. Approximately three in 10 (29%) professionals plan to look for a new position in the next 12 months. And of the 27 markets surveyed, Los Angeles, California (40%); Austin, Texas (38%); and Dallas, Texas (37%) topped the list of U.S. cities with the most workers […]

NFL lockout hits pay dirt with employment lessons

By Michael P. Maslanka Editor’s note: Fall is here, and for a lot of die-hard fans, that means just one thing — it’s football season. But the first three weeks of this football season were marred by a referee lockout that meant a lot of bad calls and missed penalties by the replacements. Many commentators […]

Four ECN Blogs Make LexisNexis Top 25 Listing

Four employment law blogs published by law firms that are part of the Employers Counsel Network (ECN) have been named to the LexisNexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs of 2011. Those making the list are: Delaware Employment Law Blog, published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, which writes the Delaware Employment Law […]

Texas ‘Guns at Work’ Law Goes into Effect September 1

The new Texas state law that allows employees to bring guns to work, so long as they are secured in a locked vehicle, goes into effect September 1. Senate Bill 321 was passed in the state legislature in May and was signed by Governor Rick Perry on June 17. The law allows employees who are […]