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“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, We have an employee who is medically certified to take intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for severe shoulder pain when he has a “flare-up.” His job requires repetitive shoulder movements with his arms… Read More

CLIENT ALERT: DOL Final Rule: Overtime Exemptions and Salary Thresholds Update

Yesterday the Department of Labor announced a final rule updating the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay requirements, and allowing employers to count a portion of certain bonuses… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, We have some juicy rumors swirling around the office these days. According to the rumor mill, one of our employees, who was recently promoted, received her promotion because she is having a sexual relationship with her manager! Her… Read More

Employment Law Attorneys Speaking at TMHRA Annual Conference

Attorneys Sheila Gladstone, Sarah Glaser, and Bettye Lynn from our Employment Law Practice Group will be speaking at the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association Annual Conference Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 at Horseshoe Bay. Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, Our HR department inadvertently placed some sensitive personnel information on a shared drive accessible to all employees in our organization. As soon as we discovered this, we took it down. Is there anything we are required to do… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, I am the HR Manager for a large city. We have a number of supervisors who earn $30,000 a year and perform duties that qualify for the executive exemption from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. For… Read More

E-Verify is Down During Government Shutdown

When employers attempt to log into the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s E-Verify system, they will get the following message: “Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. E-Verify and E-Verify services are unavailable.” … Read More

Court of Appeals Strikes Down Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Employers no longer need to plan for compliance On Friday, the Third Court of Appeals held that the City of Austin’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance is unconstitutional because it impermissibly sets a higher wage than required by the Texas Minimum… Read More

Supreme Court Holds ADEA Applies to All Public Employers Regardless of Size

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court held that state and local government employers are covered by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) regardless of the number of employees they have. Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido (2018). The… Read More

Sheila Gladstone presents “Hot Topics in Employment Law” at the Austin Bar Administrative Law Section

    Sheila Gladstone will be presenting at the Austin Bar Administrative Law Section CLE Luncheon this Wednesday, October 17. She will be discussing “Hot Topics in Employment Law,” including paid sick… Read More

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