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On May 5, Governor Abbott began taking steps to reopen Texas businesses at a limited capacity. We wrote about the highlights of that Executive Order here. Since then, the governor has continued in the direction of allowing more economic activity to continue, through executive orders issued on May 18 and May 26. Here are some business highlights from these Executive […]

Yesterday, Governor Abbott unveiled plans for reopening additional Texas businesses at limited capacity. The reopening parameters depend on the type of business you have. Below, are the highlights for each business by type. Offices Single-person offices may operate now Offices with more than one person may reopen on May 18 and allow the greater of […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act We posted about the key provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on our blog last week (accessible here). At that time, the FFCRA was just signed into law and there were numerous unanswered questions and wrinkles to be ironed out by the Department of Labor (DOL) and […]

Two weeks ago, most Americans were celebrating Father’s Day.  Remembering the contributions that our fathers made to our lives brings up the discussion of paternal leave, breaks male employees take from work to take care of recently born or adopted children.  Paternal leave can help accustom a father to his new role, ease the stresses […]

With summer approaching, we can all expect our social media feeds to be flooded with beach and pool pictures of friends, family, and coworkers. Rodney Jones, a former employee of Accentia Health, posted some snapshots of his vacation to St. Martin and trips to Busch Gardens theme park to Facebook. Unfortunately for Mr. Jones, when […]

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