As the New Year begins a couple of things to consider:

  1. Is the company employee manual up to date – any changes necessary? – The beginning of the year is always a good time to review those policies and procedures and see how they worked in 2019. Often the year will show some deficiencies or

Employees stealing from their employer is nothing new.  Recently, a lawyer and his wife who were employed by the same firm were convicted of stealing in excess of $100,000 pounds from their firm’s London office.  They did it with bogus expense reimbursements.  This story raises the importance of having clear policies in place for expense

                          

Sometimes employers are stuck with employees who simply do not exercise common sense or good judgment.  At the end of the day, they are left wondering whether the employee, who appeared to be so strong and qualified on paper, simply won’t make the cut because they fail to exercise the judgment necessary for

A society fails when it cannot protect its own children.  To me that is the bottom line from the tragedy at Penn State.  What occurred could have been prevented at so many different levels from the prosecutor to the assistant coach to the coach, there is plenty of blame to spread around.  The criminal justice

                         

We’ve talked about the Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Marsh USA v. Cook and what employers should be doing in light of the ruling.  What about employees?  Here are a few thoughts:

  1. Non-competes are getting easier and easier to enforce in Texas – Employees should take them seriously and assume they are enforceable when negotiating;