As of today, here is what the Texas Workforce Commission has to say on this subject: Page link here. Please make sure to check the TWC site directly (rather than this blog), before making any important decisions on this subject. This situation continues to change and is valid as of the time of posting this blog. An excerpt From the Texas Workforce Commission website as of May 15, 2020: … [Read more...] about What if you Don’t Feel Safe Going Back to Work? How does it Affect Unemployment Benefits?
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Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español. Every year around tax time, we like to remind our clients to review their corporate books. It is a good time to update the books for the events of the last year. Or even longer, if it has been awhile. Corporate books may be paper books, digital, or both. The important thing to know is that keeping them up-to-date is well worth the … [Read more...] about Small Business Tips- Virtual Corporate Meetings & Updating Corporate Books
Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español." If you are furloughed (laid off temporarily), or terminated (laid off permanently) and had health insurance through your job, you will need to make a plan for your health care coverage. Understand your options: If it is temporary, your employer may be willing to maintain your health coverage. You would still need to work out a way … [Read more...] about Covid 19 Tip #16: Understand Your Medical Benefit Options if Furloughed or Laid Off Permanently
Some people are proud of their handshake as a badge of honor. And they should be! After all, it is good to be honest and trustworthy. But there may be times when a handshake isn't enough, and the reason why may have nothing to do with "trustworthiness" and everything to do with the potential for misunderstanding. In every deal or arrangement, there is a potential for misunderstanding. A … [Read more...] about Do you Need a Formal Contract?
The law requires that a Form I-9 must be filled out by every employee upon hire (or re-hire) and kept by the employer. The I-9 is the form that officially verifies that the employer has reviewed documents that prove that the hired person is eligible to work in the United States. From time-to-time, a new I-9 form is issued by the government. For that reason, it is not recommended for employers … [Read more...] about For Employers & Managers: Understanding the I-9
We often have clients come to visit us with legal troubles who shake their heads and say, “I KNEW I should have gotten that in writing!” In some situations, having a contract isn’t just a good idea, it’s a legal necessity! Under the law in Texas, and in many other states as well, there are some agreements that must be in writing in order to be enforceable. This law is called the “Statute of … [Read more...] about Get it in Writing!
If the U.S. government does shutdown temporarily the effects will be felt in various ways. This is a basic list of general effects that we can expect for the types of cases we handle at this firm. In general: all "nonessential" governmental functions will be shut down. This could affect your ability to obtain information from some of the informational "800" numbers operated by the federal … [Read more...] about Update for our clients; How a Federal Governmental Shutdown Might Affect You and Your Case
If you are considering selling your business, there are things that you can do to prepare in advance and make the process easier. It is often very helpful to have a legal consultation early in the process, to guide you in organizing your thoughts and your documents. If you have a business organization set up already (corporation, partnership, LLP or LLC), you should make sure that the … [Read more...] about Prepare in Advance for The Sale of Your Business