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The Houston Paralegal Association warmly welcomed Gabriela Barake as a speaker at their CLE luncheon this past Friday. Gabriela discussed the history of wage and hour law, timekeeping basics, overtime exemptions, and the common pitfalls of wage classification that can lead to devastating consequences for employers if they are uninformed. Prevention is better than the cure […]

Turn up the AC…summer has formally arrived Today is the first official day of summer. While Texans have been feeling the summer heat for months now, the hiring process is just warming up for school aged kids looking to make some extra cash this season. For some industries like hospitality, entertainment, and retail, the summer […]

Gray area While employment law would be much less complicated if everything were black and white, there is quite a bit of gray area. One of these gray areas is how employees like waiters, bartenders, baristas, and other tipped staff can be paid. The black letter law Federal law mandates that employees be paid at […]

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