As we continue monitoring the ever-changing situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to make sure we continue to provide you with the most current information regarding your medical benefits and coverage.
As we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely and better understand the unique times we are in, we thought it was important for you to hear from us.
In the cities of Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, Texas, city ordinances passed in the years 2018 and 2019 that require employers who employee employees within these cities to start providing their employees with earned paid sick time, also known as the earned paid sick time ordinance. These sick days must be provided in addition to any company vacation days that are currently provided. If an employee gets sick or has a doctors' appointment, and they miss time from work, they can lose out on money that they need to support their family. These ordinances help to ensure an employee does not lose out on money from a paycheck because they were ill.
Topics: Human Resources
As the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic affects the workplace, we begin to realize there are a multitude of factors that need to be considered when formulating an appropriate response plan. These factors include, but are not limited to, the nature of the epidemic, size of the business, the specific industry, the demographics of the workforce, and operational needs.
As a small business owner, you have to wear many hats, or work a variety of different positions, in order to run and operate your business efficiently. Being a small business owner is a lot of work and requires a lot of your time. Here are just some of the many hats that a typical small business owner has to wear when they are working to get their business off of the ground.
Topics: small business
As an employer in Texas, it is important that you understand overtime pay and overtime exemptions. If you fail to properly pay your employees, you could be violating federal law and state law. You may face fines and may have to pay your employees what they were legally owed plus penalties and interest. Unfortunately, not every employer fully understands overtime pay and overtime exemptions in the state of Texas, and the laws regarding exemptions recently changed at the start of 2020. Here is more information about overtime pay and overtime exemptions in Texas.
Mental health is just as important as physical health. Yet, every day, millions of employees suffer with some form of mental challenges without getting the help they so desperately need. Lack of mental health care can lead to a variety of negative consequences; some of them even fatal. At least some of the responsibility for mental health lies on the shoulders of employers. It’s not hard to support employees’ mental health, but many employers don’t know the first place to start. Here are some ideas to support your employees’ mental health.
Topics: HR Trends
Bullying isn’t something that’s only relegated to the playground. Unfortunately, even as people grow up, some of them simply grow into bigger bullies. Workplace bullying is real and it’s a problem that many people have to deal with. If you’re contending with a workplace bully, you don’t have to just take it. There are actionable steps you can take that will protect you and your job.