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1 LAWS, POLICIES, AND WORK RULES

Details: CHAPTER 1 – LAWS, POLICIES AND WORK RULES Revision Date 3/8/2021 . D. TWC cooperates with agencies responsible for the enforcement of state and federal laws, executive orders, court rulings, and other regulations dealing with unlawful discriminatory practices related to employment and conducts civil rights and equal employment opportunity

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Texas and Federal Wage and Hour Laws

Details: Laws Do Not Do Neither law requires: •breaks •premium pay •shift differentials •raises * unless such benefits are promised in a written policy or agreement •vacation or sick leave* •holiday pay* •severance pay* •pension benefits •expense reimbursements** ** unless business expenses take an …

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Employment Law: Discrimination, Wages & Child Labor

Details: Access applicable federal laws and regulations that govern employment discrimination and labor law complaints in the state of Texas. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

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Texas Payday Law

Details: TWC investigates wage claims under the Texas Payday Law, Chapter 61 of the Texas Labor Code.. Texas Payday Law covers all Texas business entities, regardless of size, except for public employers such as the federal government, the state or a political subdivision of the state.

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Texas and Federal Wage and Hour Laws

Details: What Wage and Hour Laws Do - Texas The Texas Payday Law covers: • timely payment of wages in full at least twice each month for non-exempt employees • enforcement of the wage agreement • wage deductions • final pay – within six calendar days if laid off or fired, or by the next regularly-scheduled payday if employee quit • wage claims

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COVID-19 PAID LEAVE RELATED LAWS

Details: Part 1 addressed medical leave-related laws, paid or unpaid, that were in effect before COVID-19. Part 2 addresses paid leave-related laws (not necessarily medical), that are in place as a result of COVID-19.

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DOL Wage and Hour Regulations

Details: Provisions of Other Laws § 570.25 Effect on laws other than the Federal child labor standards. Subpart C—Employment of Minors Between 14 and 16 Years of Age (Child Labor Reg. 3) § 570.31 Secretary's determinations concerning the employment of minors 14 and …

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Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices

Details: Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices. Employer may regulate use or possession of such devices in the workplace; reasonable limitations are common. Company-issued cell phones can have any limitations the employer cares to impose. No law requires employers to allow employees to make or receive personal phone calls during working hours.

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New Hire Reporting Laws

Details: new hire reporting laws One of the easiest laws to comply with, from the standpoint of laws that make sense and can help an employer's bottom line, is the new hire reporting law, known formally as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 ( 42 U.S.C. § 653a ) on the federal level, and the State Directory of

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Employee Rights & Laws — Texas Workforce Commission

Details: Contact the TWC Civil Rights Division about employment discrimination 888-452-4778 (in Texas only) or 512-463-2642 (Austin area and out-of-state).; Call TWC's Labor Law Section about child labor or payday law 800-832-9243 (in Texas only) or 512-475-2670 (Austin area and out-of-state).; Workforce Solutions offices

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Pregnancy Rights in the Workplace

Details: Pregnancy Rights in the Workplace. If the business has 15 or more employees, it is covered by state and federal pregnancy and disability discrimination laws, which require non-discriminatory treatment of pregnant employees and reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities. Disability laws can come into play for a pregnant employee if

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Vacation and Sick Leave

Details: VACATION AND SICK LEAVE. Specify the categories of employees who are eligible to accrue and use paid vacation leave; i.e. full-time, temporary, or part-time employees. As with sick leave, explain how your company defines "full-time" and "part-time". Describe how and at what rate vacation leave is earned and explain whether the company allows

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DOL Wage and Hour Regulations

Details: § 778.5 Relation to other laws generally. top. Various Federal, State, and local laws require the payment of minimum hourly, daily or weekly wages different from the minimum set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the payment of overtime compensation computed on bases different from those set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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TEXAS EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION LAW

Details: civil service laws of this state or a political subdivision of this state, except that the term does not include an individual elected to public office in this state or a political subdivision of this state. (8) "Employer" means: (A) a person who is engaged inan industry affecting commerce and who has 15 or more

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State Military Forces: Protections Against Adverse

Details: Laws. Government Code Chapter 437; Last Verified: June 14, 2019 . Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-impaired customers may contact TWC through the relay service provider of …

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Religious Discrimination — Texas Workforce Commission

Details: Laws; Overview. If you believe you may have been discriminated against in employment due to your religion, you may submit a discrimination complaint through the TWC Civil Rights Division. To learn more about the complaint process, see How to Submit an Employment Discrimination Complaint.

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DOL Wage and Hour Regulations

Details: § 541.4 Other laws and collective bargaining agreements. top. The Fair Labor Standards Act provides minimum standards that may be exceeded, but cannot be waived or reduced. Employers must comply, for example, with any Federal, State or municipal laws, regulations or ordinances establishing a higher minimum wage or lower maximum workweek than

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MEDICAL EAVE-RELATED LAWS AN OVERVIEW

Details: laws. All coverage requirements for each applicable law must be fulfilled. • In multiple coverage situations, the outcome most favorable to the employee should occur I NTERACTION B ETWEEN THE L AWS

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References and Background Checks

Details: Texas law ( Texas Labor Code, Chapter 103) gives employers important protections against defamation lawsuits based upon job references, as long as the employer does not knowingly report false information; still, employers should try to report only what can be documented. Employers have the right to do criminal background checks themselves using

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HIPAA Privacy Rule

Details: if the disclosure is "[a]s authorized and to the extent necessary to comply with laws relating to workers' compensation or similar programs established by law that provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness without regard to fault." 45 C.F.R. § 164.512(l).

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Sex Discrimination

Details: Sex discrimination is when you are treated differently than other employees because you are a male or female (including pregnancy) and includes stereotypes and assumptions based on sex. Examples of unlawful actions are denial of hiring, termination, promotion or any other term, condition or privilege of employment. Return to Top.

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Applying for Unemployment Benefits Texas Workforce

Details: Your claim is confidential. However, we share some information with government agencies and their contractors for the administration and enforcement of laws, including verifying eligibility for public assistance, supporting law enforcement activities, …

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Rights and Responsibilities of People Using Service Animals

Details: TEXAS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS-VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES. 1. 01 East 15th Street Austin, Texas 78778-0001 800-628-5115. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

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Basics of Unemployment Benefits — Texas Workforce Commission

Details: Your claim is confidential. However, we share some information with government agencies and their contractors for the administration and enforcement of laws, including verifying eligibility for public assistance, supporting law enforcement activities, and other purposes permitted by law.

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Work Separations

Details: Work Separations - General. No advance notice of termination or resignation is required. If advance notice of resignation is given, it can be accepted, rejected, or modified by the employer. If a notice period is rejected, the employer does not have to pay for the time not worked by the employee, since the duty to pay ends on the date the work

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Chapter 821 Texas Payday Rules

Details: Ch. 821 Texas Payday Rules 6 EMPLOYMENT STATUS – A COMPARATIVE APPROACH Under the common law test, a worker is an employee if the purchaser of that worker's service has the right to direct or

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Workers' Compensation

Details: Top Ten Tips Disclaimer. Workers' Compensation. Texas, unlike other states, does not require an employer to have workers' compensation coverage. Subscribing to workers' compensation insurance puts a limit on the amount and type of compensation that an injured employee may receive - the limits are set in the law.

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Racial Discrimination — Texas Workforce Commission

Details: Texas Labor Code Chapter 21 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protect individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race. An employer may not discriminate against any employee or applicant in hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training or any other term, condition or privilege of employment.

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Color Discrimination — Texas Workforce Commission

Details: Color discrimination can occur between persons of different races or ethnicities, or between persons of the same race or ethnicity. Although Chapter 21 and Title VII do not define "color", the courts and the investigative agencies (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and TWC Civil Rights Division) read "color" to have its commonly understood meaning – pigmentation, …

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Major Laws Impacting the Hiring Process

Details: Major Laws Impacting the Hiring Process . The main thrust of all employment discrimination laws is to make it illegal for employers to treat employees or applicants adversely on the basis of something about themselves that they cannot change, or should not be expected to change. Such factors are called "immutable characteristics".

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Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly

Details: All the laws presume that a worker performing services for pay is an employee - if an employer thinks otherwise, it has the burden of proof in almost any possible legal situation. Keep these characteristics of independent contractor arrangements in mind: The employer generally seeks the independent contractor out, not vice versa.

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Career Schools & Colleges Regulation & Enforcement Texas

Details: If violations continue uncorrected, TWC may make a referral to the Office of the Attorney General of Texas for injunctive relief to ensure compliance with laws and rules governing career schools and colleges. This can include penalties of up to $1,000 …

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Exemptions from Minimum Wage and Overtime

Details: Computer professionals - Section 213 (a) (17) (also noted at the beginning of this list) [note: although this appears in the "minimum wage and overtime exemptions" part of Section 213, it is really only an overtime exemption - to get the overtime exemption, the employer must pay the employee at least $27.63 per hour, i.e., a "minimum" wage, for

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Employment and Housing Laws Enacted during the 87th

Details: Employment and Housing Laws Enacted during the 87th Legislature . As the regular session of the Texas Legislature ended on May 31st there were roughly 1,400 bills that were enacted into law. Of those, four have a direct impact on employment and housing matters within the civil rights program.

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Tips & Tools

Details: Learn how service animals can assist people with disabilities, penalties for violating service animal laws and responsibilities when using a service animal. Return to Top. Service Animal Definition. Service animals are dogs specially trained or equipped to help a person with a disability. A service animal must provide significant assistance to

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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Texas Workforce Commission

Details: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Programs Have Ended. As of June 26, 2021, the State of Texas has ended its participation in the federal pandemic unemployment benefit programs. As a result, the final benefit week that the Texas Workforce Commission ( TWC) paid federal pandemic unemployment benefits under the American Rescue Plan was the

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Employee Privacy Rights And Identity Theft

Details: Identity theft is a federal crime, regarded as a felony offense and punishable by a fine, time in prison, and/or restitution to the victim. Any suspected misuse of personal data should be reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-438-4338 (toll-free call) for assistance. Among the best ways to avoid such problems are the following

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Eligibility & Benefit Amounts — Texas Workforce Commission

Details: Weekly Benefit Amount. Your weekly benefit amount ( WBA) is the amount you receive for weeks you are eligible for benefits. Your WBA will be between $70 and $535 (minimum and maximum weekly benefit amounts in Texas) depending on your past wages. To calculate your WBA, we divide your base period quarter with the highest wages by 25 and round to

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LLCL-70 Child Labor Poster

Details: For further information about Texas’ child labor laws, call: 1-800-832-9243 (in Texas only) TDD 1-800-735-2989 This poster provides some guidelines to the Texas child labor laws, but it is not complete. Chapter 51, Texas Labor Code, governs the employment of children under Texas state law.

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