Fox Partner Mark Tabakman dives into the details of an unusual employee misclassification case in Texas:

This is a very interesting case.  A group of nurses at a Texas hospital claimed they their employer intended to pay them an annual salary rather than an hourly rate and thus they were owed no back wages.  They

The Dallas City Council recently enacted a paid sick leave ordinance that requires private employers to provide eligible employees with paid sick leave.  It’s important for Dallas employers to understand their obligations under this new law, which we summarize below.

Before we do that, however, a big picture consideration: the ordinance seems likely to face

Each day more and more women come forward to share their stories of abuse within the workplace and without. And people are actually listening.

In the not-so-distant past, the primary concern for some employers may have been the legal consequence of firing a worker after she internally reported sexual harassment. Now, as women become

If business owners are not concerned about the make-up of their workforce, they should be. In recent years, the number of lawsuits concerning misclassification of employees has risen exponentially. This is because companies routinely call members of their workforce independent contractors (“IC”) when in reality they are employees.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax AuditorIf an audit by the Texas Workforce

It seems that a lot is going on in DC these days. In what may have been lost in all the other activity, yesterday the Department of Labor issued a Request for Information seeking notice and comment before issuing revised proposed regulations regarding the minimum salary level required to  meet the three most common exemptions

Thank you Fox Rothschild LLP’s Steven Ludwig for forwarding this to me.

Yes, there are other developments going on with the Trump Administration that have nothing to do with Russia, Twitter, and fake news.

Today the Department of Labor withdrew its 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors.  Why is

The Texas Supreme Court has rejected the theory of defamation by compelled self-publication.  Say what? you ask?  Compelled self-publication occurs most often in the employment context, where a terminated employee is compelled to inform subsequent potential employers why the employee was terminated from the employee’s last job.  As the theory goes, if an employer

I get questions all the time about the enforceability of noncompetes in Texas.  I have to respond in the most-irritating lawyer-like way possible: I say that the enforceability of any particular noncompete all depends on the language of the noncompete and the facts of the case.  That response predictably results in a long period of