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  1,000-hour rule (pension/retirement benefits)
      Part-Time / Full-Time Status
      Pay and Benefits
  2-week notice rule (resignation or discharge)
      Types of Work Separations
  20% rule (good cause to quit)
      20% rule
  30-hour rule (health insurance benefits)
      Part-Time / Full-Time Status
      Pay and Benefits
  8/80 rule (overtime)
      Hours Worked - General

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  A to Z of Personnel Policies - contents
      TABLE OF CONTENTS
  ABC test
      Independent Contractors / Contract Labor
  Absenteeism
      Attendance and Leave Policies
  Accrued leave
      Accrued Leave Payouts
      Vacation and Sick Leave
  Acknowledgment of receipt
      Acknowledgement Of Receipt Of Employee Handbook
  ADEA
      Early Retirement - Voluntary Leave Incentives - Age Discrimination Issues
  Administrative fees
      Deductions for Administrative Fees
  Affirmative action
      Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policies
      Job Postings and Recruitment
  Age discrimination
      Early Retirement - Voluntary Leave Incentives - Age Discrimination Issues
  Agility tests
      Pre-Employment Tests and Examinations
  AIDS
      AIDS
  Alcohol testing
      Drug and Alcohol Policies
  Alimony - wage garnishment
      Accrued Leave Payouts
      Allowable Deductions Under the FLSA
      Deductions for Administrative Fees
      Employees Without Social Security Numbers
      Final Pay
      Minimizing the Risk of Wage Claims
      Severance Pay
      Texas Payday Law Deduction Summary
      Work Separations - General
  Alternative staffing
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
  Annual salary
      Annual Salary Paid in Shorter Period
  Appeals
      Quick Do's And Don'ts In UI Claims And Appeals
      UI Appeal Process
      Unemployment Insurance Law: The Claim and Appeal Process
  Applications
      Job Applications
  Assault and battery
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Attendance
      Attendance Policy
  Attendance policies
      Attendance and Leave Policies
  Attitude - poor attitude
      Unemployment Insurance Law - The Claim and Appeal Process
  Audits
      Advanced FLSA Issues
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
      Appendix B - Tax Audits and Rule 13 Hearings
      Independent Contractors / Contract Labor
      TWC Audits
  Authorization for deductions
      Deduction Problems under the Texas Payday Law
  Automated timekeeping systems
      Use of Automated Timekeeping Systems

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  Background checks
      Background Check
      References and Background Checks
  Bad-weather days
      Bad Weather - Pay and Attendance Issues
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
  Ban the box
      References and Background Checks
  Bankruptcy - garnishment
      Allowable Deductions Under the FLSA
      Minimizing the Risk of Wage Claims
      Texas Payday Law Deduction Summary
  Base Period
      How Do Unemployment Claims Affect an Employer?
      Probationary Periods
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Claim Notices
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Eligibility Issues
  Battery
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Beards
      Dress Codes and Grooming Standards
  Benefits
  1,000-hour rule (pension/retirement benefits)
      Part-Time / Full-Time Status
      Pay and Benefits
      Texas Payday Law Basics - Fringe Benefits
  Best candidate
      Deciding on the Best Candidate for the Job
  Body ornamentation
      Dress Codes and Grooming Standards
  Bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ)
      Deciding on the Best Candidate for the Job
  Bonuses
      Bonuses and Incentives and Exclusions
      Calculation of the Regular Rate of Pay
      Final Pay - Severance Benefits
      Methods of Pay
      Pay and Benefits
      Regular Rate for Employees Paid a Commission
      Regular Rate of Pay for Hourly Employees
      Texas Payday Law Basics - Final Pay for Commissions and Bonuses
      Unemployment Insurance Law: The Claim and Appeal Process - III.E. Reduction in Hours or Pay Rate
  Book rates
      Regular Rate for Book Rates and Flag Rates
  Breach of contract
      Other Types of Employment-Related Litigation
  Breaks
      Breaks
      Fair Labor Standards Act - What It Does and Does Not Do
      Nursing Mothers
      Smoking Breaks
      Smoking Policy
  Breast-feeding / breast-pumping
      Breaks
      Fair Labor Standards Act - What It Does and Does Not Do
      Nursing Mothers

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  Calculating overtime pay
      Calculating Overtime Pay
  Case studies - independent contractors
      Appendix C - Independent Contractor Case Studies
  Cash wages
      Delivery of Wages
  Cell phones
      Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices
  Checklist - termination
      Discipline
      Termination Checklist
  Check stubs
      Delivery of Wages
  Chargebacks
      Estimate Chargebacks and Tax Rates
  Chargeback Protection
      Medical Absence Warnings
      Medical Separations
      Notice of Maximum Potential Chargeback
  Child Labor
      Child Labor
  Child support
      Accrued Leave Payouts
      Allowable Deductions Under the FLSA
      Deductions for Administrative Fees
      Employees Without Social Security Numbers
      Final Pay
      Minimizing the Risk of Wage Claims
      Severance Pay
      Texas Payday Law Deduction Summary
      Work Separations - General
  Co-employment
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
  COBRA
      COBRA
  Commissions
      Regular Rate for Employees Paid a Commission
      Texas Payday Law Basics - Final Pay for Commissions and Bonuses
      Texas Payday Law Basics - Pay Methods
  Common paymaster
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
  Company-issued credit cards
      Company-Issued Credit Cards
  Compensation
      Offers of Employment and Compensation Agreements
      Pay Agreements
      Pay and Benefits
  Compensatory time
      Advanced FLSA Issues
  Complaints
      Grievances
  Compliance - FLSA
      Advanced FLSA Issues
  Computer policies
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Policy (outline of issues)
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Use Policy (sample policy)
      Monitoring Company Computers And The Internet
  Computer professionals
      Other Types of White-Collar Exemptions
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
  Concealment
      Concealment
  Concluding and preparatory activities
      Preparatory and Concluding Activities
  Conduct
      Attendance and Leave Policies
      Discipline
      Smoking Breaks
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Qualification Issues
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Confidentiality
      Confidentiality of Information
  Confidentiality of medical information
      Medical Information Confidentiality Policy
  Conflict of interest
      Conflict of Interest
      Conflict of Interest, Trade Secrets, Non-Competition Agreements
  Constructive Discharge
      Other Types of Employment-Related Litigation
  Consultants
      Appendix A - Consultants - Comparison List
  Contact Agencies
      Contact Information
  Contract labor
      Independent Contractors / Contract Labor
  Conventions - time off for political conventions
      Voting - Time Off
  Court-ordered garnishment
      Accrued Leave Payouts
      Allowable Deductions Under the FLSA
      Deductions for Administrative Fees
      Employees Without Social Security Numbers
      Final Pay
      Minimizing the Risk of Wage Claims
      Severance Pay
      Texas Payday Law Deduction Summary
      Wage Overpayments
      Work Separations - General
  Credit cards
      Company-Issued Credit Cards
  Criminal history
      References and Background Checks
  Cultural issues
      Cultural Differences In Workplace Investigations

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  Davis-Bacon Act
      Prevailing Wage Issues
  Day rates
      Regular Rate for Day Rates and Job Rates
  Debit cards
      Electronic Fund Transfer of Wages (Direct Deposit)
  Deceased employee's final pay
      Delivery of Wages
  Deductions from pay
      Deductions from Exempt Employees' Salaries
      Deduction Problems under the Texas Payday Law
      Deductions from Pay
      Texas Payday Law Deduction Summary
      Wage Deduction Authorization Agreement
  Defamation
      Other Types of Employment-Related Litigation
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Deferred pay
      Advanced FLSA Issues
  Direct deposit
      Electronic Fund Transfer of Wages (Direct Deposit)
  Direction and control
      Independent Contractors / Contract Labor
  Disciplinary investigation
      An Employee's Right To Representation
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues For Employers
  Disciplinary pay cuts
      Disciplinary cuts in pay or hours
  Discipline
      Discipline
      Medical absence warnings
      Termination Checklist
  Disclaimers
      Disclaimers - General
      Pay Agreements
  Discrimination
      Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policies
      English-Only Policies
      Major Laws Impacting the Hiring Process
      Pregnancy Rights in the Workplace
      Things Employers Wish They Had Never Said
      Thresholds for Coverage Under Employment-Related Laws
  Documentation
      Discipline
      General Recordkeeping Requirements
      Personnel Files - Details
      Unemployment Insurance Law: The Claim and Appeal Process
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues For Employers
  DOT drug-testing rules
      Drug and Alcohol Policies
      Drug Testing In The Workplace
  Dress Codes
      Dress Codes and Grooming Standards
  Drivers
      Driver Policy
      Uninsurable Drivers
  Drug-free workplace policy
      Drug-Free Workplace Policy
  Drug and alcohol policies
      Drug and Alcohol Policies
  Drug testing
      Drug and Alcohol Policies
      Drug Test
      Drug Testing (in Unemployment Cases)
      Drug Testing In The Workplace
      Drug-Free Workplace Policy
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Drug testing consent form
      Drug And/Or Alcohol Testing Consent Form
  Drug testing evidence
      Drug Testing In The Workplace
  Drug tests
      Pre-Employment Tests and Examinations
  Duties test
      Duties Test for Exempt Employees
  Duties tests
      Duties Tests
  Duty of loyalty
      Conflict of Interest

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  E-mail policies
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Policy (outline of issues)
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Use Policy (sample policy)
      Monitoring Company Computers And The Internet
  Early retirement
      Early Retirement - Voluntary Leave Incentives - Age Discrimination Issues
      Early Retirement / Voluntary Severance
  Earnings statement
      Delivery of Wages
  Easy mistakes
      Easy Mistakes That Are Easy to Avoid
  Economic realities test
      Independent Contractors / Contract Labor
  EEO policies
      Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policies
  Electronic fund transfer of wages
      Electronic Fund Transfer of Wages (Direct Deposit)
  E-mail issues
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Policy (outline of issues)
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Use Policy (sample policy)
      Monitoring Company Computers And The Internet
  Emotional distress
      Other Types of Employment-Related Litigation
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Employee leasing
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
  Employment at will
      Disclaimers - General
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Qualification Issues
      Wrongful Discharge
  Employment verification
      Employee Privacy Rights And Identity Theft
  English-Only Policies
      English-Only Policies
  Equal pay
      Fair Labor Standards Act - What It Does and Does Not Do
  ERISA
      ERISA - Employee Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974
      Part-Time / Full-Time Status (1,000-hour rule)
  Especially for Texas Employers - contents
      ESPECIALLY FOR TEXAS EMPLOYERS - Table of Contents
  Estimate Chargebacks and Tax Rates
      Estimate Chargebacks and Tax Rates
  Estoppel
      Other Types of Employment-Related Litigation
  Exceptions to policies
      Avoid Favors and Exceptions to Policies
  Exclusions from regular rate of pay
      Bonuses and Incentives and Exclusions
  Exempt and non-exempt
      Exempt / Non-Exempt Status Under The FLSA
  Exemptions - FLSA
      Exemptions from Minimum Wage and Overtime
      Exemptions from Minimum Wage Only
      Exemptions from MW, OT, and Child Labor
      Exemptions from MW, OT, Child Labor, and Recordkeeping
      Exemptions from Overtime Only
      Totally Exempt Workers
  Exit interviews
      Exit Interviews - Notice of Discharge
  Expectation of privacy
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Policy
      Monitoring Company Computers And The Internet
      Monitoring Employees' Telephone Use
      Searches at Work - Legal Issues to Consider
  Expense reimbursements
      Deduction Problems under the Texas Payday Law
      Reimbursement of Employees' Expenses

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  Facial hair
      Dress Codes and Grooming Standards
  Fair Credit Reporting Act
      Background Check
      Job References and Background Checks
      References and Background Checks
  False imprisonment
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Falsification
      Falsification
  Favors for employees
      Avoid Favors and Exceptions to Policies
  Final pay
      Final Pay - Severance Benefits
      Texas Payday Law Basics - Final Pay
  Fixed salary
      Regular Rate for Salaried Non-Exempt Employees
  Flag rates
      Regular Rate for Book Rates and Flag Rates
  FLSA
      Advanced FLSA Issues
      Exempt / Non-Exempt Status Under The FLSA
  FLSA - common pitfalls
      The FLSA'S Most Common Pitfalls
  FLSA - coverage
      FLSA Coverage
  FLSA - exemptions
      Exemptions from Minimum Wage and Overtime
      Exemptions from Minimum Wage Only
      Exemptions from MW, OT, and Child Labor
      Exemptions from MW, OT, Child Labor, and Recordkeeping
      Exemptions from Overtime Only
      Totally Exempt Workers
  FLSA - general
      Fair Labor Standards Act - What It Does and Does Not Do
  FLSA - liability
      Advanced FLSA Issues
  FLSA claims
      Advanced FLSA Issues
  Fluctuating workweeks
      Regular Rate for Salaried Non-Exempt Employees
  FMLA
      Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
      Hours Worked and the FMLA
      Medical Leave-Related Laws
  FMLA leave
      Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
      Medical Leave-Related Laws
      Vacation and Sick Leave
  Fraud
      Other Types of Employment-Related Litigation
  Fringe benefits
      Texas Payday Law Basics - Fringe Benefits
  Full-time employment
      Part-Time / Full-Time Status
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Coverage Issues
  Funeral leave
      Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave Policies
  Furloughs
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees

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  Garnishment
      Accrued Leave Payouts
      Allowable Deductions Under the FLSA
      Deductions for Administrative Fees
      Employees Without Social Security Numbers
      Final Pay
      Minimizing the Risk of Wage Claims
      Severance Pay
      Texas Payday Law Deduction Summary
      Wage Overpayments
      Work Separations - General
  Genetic information / GINA
      Major Laws Impacting the Hiring Process
      Medical Information Confidentiality Policy
      Pre-Employment Tests and Examinations
      Things Employers Wish They Had Never Said
  Grievances
      Grievances
  Grooming Standards
      Dress Codes and Grooming Standards

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  Hair length and style
      Dress Codes and Grooming Standards
  Harassment
      Case Studies In Sexual Harassment
      Harassment
      Harassment - Minimizing Liability
      Harassment Issues In Unemployment Claims
  Health insurance benefits (30-hour/week eligibility rule)
      Part-Time / Full-Time Status
  Healthy working conditions
      OSHA - Workplace Safety and Health Requirements
  HIPAA
      HIPAA Privacy Rule - What Employers Need to Know
  Hiring
      Hiring Issues In Unemployment Claims
  Holding final paycheck
      The Texas Payday Law - Final Pay
  Holidays
      Holiday Policies
  Hostile working environment
      Harassment - Minimizing Liability
  Hourly employees
      Regular Rate of Pay for Hourly Employees
  Hours worked
      Breaks
      Hours Worked and the FMLA
      Hours Worked Does Not Include Paid Leave!
      Hours Worked For Non-Exempt Employees
      Preparatory and Concluding Activities
      Sleeping Time
      Time Spent in Meetings and Training Programs
      Travel Time
      Waiting or On-Call Time
  Hours worked - general
      Suffered or Permitted to Work
  How to Use This Online Book
      How to Use This Online Book

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  I-9
      I-9 Procedures
      I-9 Requirements
  Identity theft
      Employee Privacy Rights And Identity Theft
  Immutable characteristics
      Major Laws Impacting the Hiring Process
  Incentives
      Bonuses and Incentives and Exclusions
      Final Pay - Severance Benefits
  Inclement weather
      Bad Weather - Pay and Attendance Issues
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
  Independent contractor criteria
      Specific Criteria
  Independent contractors
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
      Appendix A - Consultants - Comparison List
      Appendix D - IRS Independent Contractor Test
      Independent Contractor Tests
      Independent Contractors / Contract Labor
  Independent contractors - case studies
      Appendix C - Independent Contractor Case Studies
  Intentional infliction of emotional distress
      Other Types of Employment-Related Litigation
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Interest
      Deduction Problems under the Texas Payday Law
  Interference with an employment relationship
      Other Types of Employment-Related Litigation
  Internet policies
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Policy (outline of issues)
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Use Policy (sample policy)
      Monitoring Company Computers And The Internet
  Interns
      Advanced FLSA Issues
  Interviews
      Interviews
  Invasion of privacy
      Other Types of Employment-Related Litigation
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Investigations
      Cultural Differences In Workplace Investigations
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  IRS
      Appendix D - IRS Independent Contractor Test
      Independent Contractors / Contract Labor

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  Job abandonment
      Types of Work Separations
  Job applications
      Job Applications
  Job descriptions
      Job Descriptions
  Job injuries
      Workers' Compensation
  Job offers
      Offers of Employment and Compensation Agreements
  Job postings
      Job Postings and Recruitment
  Job rates
      Regular Rate for Day Rates and Job Rates
  Job references
      Employee Privacy Rights And Identity Theft
      Job References
  Job-relatedness
      Job References and Background Checks
      References and Background Checks
  Job titles
      Caveat: Job Titles Do Not Make Employees Exempt
  Joint employment
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
  Jury duty
      Jury Duty
      Salary Definition Regulation
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
      Termination Checklist

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  Keeping a job
      Ten (Make That 15) Commandments Of Keeping Your Job

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  Late wage payments
      Frequency of Pay
  Layoffs
      Special Problems - Work Separations
  Leave
      Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
      Hours Worked and the FMLA
      Hours Worked Does Not Include Paid Leave!
      Vacation and Sick Leave
      Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave Policies
  Leave - FMLA
      Hours Worked and the FMLA
  Leave - military
      Hours Worked and the FMLA
      Legal Issues For Military Leave
  Leave balances
      Salary Test
  Leave incentives
      Early Retirement - Voluntary Leave Incentives - Age Discrimination Issues
      Early Retirement / Voluntary Severance
  Leave policies
      Attendance and Leave Policies
      Limits on Leave Benefits
      Vacation and Sick Leave
      Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave Policies
  Leaves of absence
      Attendance and Leave Policies
  LGBT Issues
      LGBT Issues
  Links
      Employment Law-Related Web Sites
  Liquidated Damages
      Final Pay - Severance Benefits
  Loyalty
      Conflict of Interest

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  Malicious prosecution
      Other Types of Employment-Related Litigation
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Mandatory overtime
      Work Schedules
  Medical absences
      Medical absence warnings
      Unemployment Insurance Law: Qualification Issues
  Medical examinations
      Pre-Employment Tests and Examinations
  Medical information confidentiality
      Medical Information Confidentiality Policy
  Medical leave
      Attendance and Leave Policies
      Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
      Limits on Leave Benefits
      Medical Leave-Related Laws
      Neutral Absence Control Policy
      Vacation and Sick Leave
      Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave Policies
  Medical work separations
      Medical Absence Warnings
      Medical Separations
  Meetings
      Time Spent in Meetings and Training Programs
  Metal detectors
      Metal Detectors and X-Ray Machines
  Methods of pay
      Calculating Overtime Pay
      Texas Payday Law Basics - Methods of Pay
  Military leave
      Hours Worked and the FMLA
      Legal Issues For Military Leave
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
  Misappropriation
      Cash Shortages Due to Misappropriation
      Focus on Misappropriation Deductions
  Misconduct
      Unemployment Insurance Law: Qualification Issues
      Drug Testing
      Poor Work Performance
      Reductions in Hours or Pay Rate
  Misrepresentation
      Misrepresentation
  Monitoring computer use
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Policy (outline of issues)
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Use Policy (sample policy)
      Monitoring Company Computers And The Internet
  Monitoring telephone use
      Monitoring Employees' Telephone Use

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  Negligent hiring
      References and Background Checks
  Negligent referral
      References and Background Checks
  Neutral absence control policies
      Attendance and Leave Policies
      Medical Leave-Related Laws
      Neutral Absence Control Policy
  New hire reporting
      Employees Without Social Security Numbers
      How Employers Can Help Reduce Claim Fraud
      New Hire Reporting Laws (article)
      New Hire Reporting Requirements (outline)
  NLRA
      An Employee's Right to Representation
      Salary and Benefit Discussions Among Employees
  NLRB
      An Employee's Right to Representation
      Salary and Benefit Discussions Among Employees
  No-fault attendance policies
      Attendance and Leave Policies
      Medical Leave-Related Laws
      Neutral Absence Control Policy
  Non-cash payments
      Regular Rate Includes Certain Non-Cash Payments
  Non-competition agreements
      Conflict of Interest, Trade Secrets, Non-Competition Agreements
  Notice of absence or tardiness
      Attendance Policy
  Notice of discharge
      Exit Interviews - Notice of Discharge
      Special Problems - Work Separations
      Work Separations - General
  Nurses - mandatory overtime
      Work Schedules
  Nursing mothers
      Breaks
      Fair Labor Standards Act - What It Does and Does Not Do
      Nursing Mothers

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  On-call time
      Waiting or On-Call Time
  OSHA
      OSHA - Workplace Safety and Health Requirements
  Outside sales representative
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
  Outside sales representatives
      Other Types of White-Collar Exemptions
  Overqualified
      Deciding on the Best Candidate for the Job
  Overtime - mandatory
      Work Schedules
  Overtime pay
      Annual Salary Paid in Shorter Period
      Bonuses and Incentives and Exclusions
      Calculating Overtime Pay
      Employees Working at Two or More Rates
      Regular Rate for Book Rates and Flag Rates
      Regular Rate for Day Rates and Job Rates
      Regular Rate for Employees Paid a Commission
      Regular Rate for Pieceworkers
      Regular Rate for Salaried Non-Exempt Employees
      Regular Rate Includes Certain Non-Cash Payments
      Regular Rate of Pay for Hourly Employees
      Tip credits - overtime for tipped employees
  Overtime pay calculator (fixed salary for fluctuating workweeks)
      Fixed Salary for Fluctuating Workweeks Overtime Calculator
  Overtime - voluntary
      Suffered or Permitted to Work

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  Paid holidays
      Holiday Policies
  Paid leave
      Hours Worked Does Not Include Paid Leave!
      Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave Policies
      Voting - Time Off
  Parental leave
      Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave Policies
  Part-time employment
      Part-Time / Full-Time Status
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Coverage Issues
  Partial-day deductions
      Salary Test
  Partial unemployment
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Eligibility Issues
      Reduction in Hours or Pay Rate
  Pay agreements
      Pay Agreements
  Pay and policies - general
      Pay and Policies - General
  Pay and policy issues - table of contents
      Pay and Policy Issues
  Paydays
      Frequency of Pay
  Pay deductions
      Deduction Problems under the Texas Payday Law
      Deductions from Pay
      Texas Payday Law Deduction Summary
  Pay discussions
      Salary and Benefit Discussions Among Employees
  Paymaster company
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
  Pay methods
      Pay and Benefits
      Texas Payday Law Basics
  Pay receipts
      Delivery of Wages
  Payrolling
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
  Pay stubs
      Delivery of Wages
  Pension benefits
      ERISA - Employee Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974
  Performance evaluations
      Performance Evaluations
  Personal leave
      Vacation and Sick Leave
      Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave Policies
  Personal time off (PTO)
      Vacation and Sick Leave
      Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave Policies
  Personnel files
      Personnel Files - Details
      Personnel Files - General
      Personnel Files Policy
  Physical agility tests
      Pre-Employment Tests and Examinations
  Pieceworkers
      Regular Rate for Pieceworkers
  Piercings
      Dress Codes and Grooming Standards
  Plant-closing law
      Special Problems - Work Separations
  Policies - exceptions
      Avoid Favors and Exceptions to Policies
  Policies - general
      Avoid Favors and Exceptions to Policies
      Introduction
      Pay and Policies - General
      Refusal to Sign Policies or Warnings
  Political conventions - time off
      Voting - Time Off
  Poor work performance or attitude
      Unemployment Insurance Law: The Claim And Appeal Process
  Post-employment problems
      Post-Employment Problems
  Posters for the workplace
      Required Posters
      Required Posters at the Workplace (official TWC page)
  Pre-employment tests
      Pre-Employment Tests and Examinations
  Pregnancy rights
      Pregnancy Rights in the Workplace
  Preparatory and concluding activities
      Preparatory and Concluding Activities
  Prevailing wage
      Prevailing Wage Issues
  Printing topics
      How to Use This Online Book
  Privacy
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Policy
      Confidentiality of Employee Information
      Employee Privacy Rights and Identity Theft
      HIPAA Privacy Rule - What Employers Need to Know
      Monitoring Employees' Telephone Use
      Searches
      Searches at Work - Legal Issues to Consider
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Probationary Periods
      How Do Unemployment Claims Affect an Employer?
      Probationary Periods
  Progressive discipline
      Discipline
  Property return security deposit agreement
      Property Return Security Deposit Agreement
  Public policy
      Wrongful Discharge

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  Quick Basics
      Outline of Employment Law Issues - Hiring
      Outline of Employment Law Issues - Pay and Policy Issues
      Outline of Employment Law Issues - Work Separation Issues
      Outline of Employment Law Issues - Post-Employment Problems

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  Receipt for wages paid
      Delivery of Wages
  Receipt of handbook
      Acknowledgement Of Receipt Of Employee Handbook
  Recording of calls and conversations
      Monitoring Employees' Telephone Use
      References and backgrounds checks
      Telephone Monitoring
  Recording working time
      Recording Working Time
      Work Schedules and Recording of Work Time
  Recordkeeping
      General Recordkeeping Requirements
      Recordkeeping Requirements For Non-Exempt Employees
  Reduction in Hours
      Reduction in Hours or Pay Rate
  References
      Job References
      Reference Check
      References and Background Checks
  Refusal of suitable work
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Eligibility Issues
  Refusal to sign policies or warnings
      Refusal to Sign Policies or Warnings
  Regular rate of pay
      Annual Salary Paid in Shorter Period
      Bonuses and Incentives and Exclusions
      Calculation of the Regular Rate of Pay
      Employees Working at Two or More Rates
      Overtime Pay - General
      Regular Rate for Book Rates and Flag Rates
      Regular Rate for Day Rates and Job Rates
      Regular Rate for Employees Paid a Commission
      Regular Rate for Pieceworkers
      Regular Rate for Salaried Non-Exempt Employees
      Regular Rate Includes Certain Non-Cash Payments
      Regular Rate of Pay for Hourly Employees
  Reimbursement of Employees' Expenses
      Deduction Problems under the Texas Payday Law
      Reimbursement of Employees' Expenses
  Releases
      Early Retirement - Voluntary Leave Incentives - Age Discrimination Issues
      Final Pay - Severance Benefits
      Release and Waiver Agreements
  Representation
      An Employee's Right to Representation
  Required posters for the workplace
      Required Posters
      Required Posters at the Workplace (official TWC page)
  Retaliation
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Retirement
      Early Retirement - Voluntary Leave Incentives - Age Discrimination Issues
      Early Retirement / Voluntary Severance
  Right to work
      Pay and Policies - General
  Rounding of time clock records
      Time Clock "Rounding"
  Rule 13 hearings
      Appendix B - Tax Audits and Rule 13 Hearings

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  Safety
      OSHA - Workplace Safety and Health Requirements
  Salaried non-exempt employees
      Regular Rate for Salaried Non-Exempt Employees
  Salary
      Annual Salary Paid in Shorter Period
  Salary deductions
      Deductions from Exempt Employees' Salaries
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
  Salary discussions
      Salary and Benefit Discussions Among Employees
  Salary test
      Salary Test
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
  Search policy
      Search Policy
  Searches
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Policy
      Metal Detectors and X-Ray Machines
      Monitoring Company Computers and the Internet
      Search Policy
      Searches
      Searches at Work - Legal Issues to Consider
      Video Surveillance / Search Consent Form
  Security
      Metal Detectors and X-Ray Machines
  Service Contract Act
      Prevailing Wage Issues
  Severance benefits or pay
      ERISA
      Final Pay - Severance Benefits
      Severance Pay
      Special Problems - Work Separations
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Qualification Issues
      Unemployment Insurance Law: The Claim and Appeal Process
  Sexual harassment
      Case Studies In Sexual Harassment
      Harassment - Minimizing Liability
      Harassment Issues in Unemployment Claims
  Shift differentials
      Fair Labor Standards Act - What It Does and Does Not Do
  Show-up pay
      Work Schedules
  Sick leave
      Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
      Vacation and Sick Leave
      Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave Policies
  Signs for the workplace
      Required Posters
      Required Posters at the Workplace (official TWC page)
  Single employer
      Co-employment or joint employment; "single employer"
  Sleeping time
      Sleeping Time
  Smoking
      Smoking Breaks
      Smoking Policy
  Snow days
      Bad Weather - Pay and Attendance Issues
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
  Social media
      Social Media Issues
      Social Media Use Policy
  Social Security numbers
      Employee Privacy Rights And Identity Theft
      Employees Without Social Security Numbers
      Verification of Social Security Numbers
  Spousal support
      Accrued Leave Payouts
      Allowable Deductions Under the FLSA
      Deductions for Administrative Fees
      Employees Without Social Security Numbers
      Final Pay
      Minimizing the Risk of Wage Claims
      Severance Pay
      Texas Payday Law Deduction Summary
      Work Separations - General
  SSNs
      Employees Without Social Security Numbers
      Verification of Social Security Numbers
  Statement of earnings
      Delivery of Wages
  Student interns
      Advanced FLSA Issues
  Suitable work
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Eligibility Issues
  Surveillance
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Policy (outline of issues)
      Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Use Policy (sample policy)
      Monitoring Company Computers And The Internet
      Monitoring Employees' Telephone Use
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues For Employers
      Video Surveillance
      Video Surveillance Policy

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  Tardiness
      Attendance and Leave Policies
  Task rate
      Regular Rate for Book Rates and Flag Rates
  Tattoos
      Dress Codes and Grooming Standards
  Tax audits
      Appendix B - Tax Audits and Rule 13 Hearings
      Independent Contractors / Contract Labor
      TWC Audits
  Tax Rates
      Estimate Chargebacks and Tax Rates
  Telephone monitoring
      Monitoring Employees' Telephone Use
      Telephone Monitoring
  Temporary employees
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
  Termination
      Types of Work Separations
      Wrongful Discharge
  Termination checklist
      Termination Checklist
  Texas Payday Law
      The Texas Payday Law - Basic Issues
      Wage Claim and Appeal Process in Texas
      Wage Deduction Authorization Agreement
  Texas Payday Law - basics
      Texas Payday Law Basics
      Wage Claim and Appeal Process in Texas
  Texas Payday Law - deductions
      Texas Payday Law Deduction Summary
  Texas Payday Law - tips and strategies
      Tips and Strategies
  Thresholds for coverage
      Thresholds for Coverage Under Employment-Related Laws
  Time clocks
      Time Clock "Rounding"
      Use of Automated Timekeeping Systems
  Time worked
      Hours Worked For Non-Exempt Employees
  Timecard policies
      Timecard Policies and Strategies
  Tip credits / tipped employees
      Tip credits
  Tip-pooling / tip-sharing
      Tip-Pooling / Tip-Sharing
  Trade secrets
      Confidentiality of Information
      Conflict of Interest, Trade Secrets, Non-Competition Agreements
  Trainees
      Advanced FLSA Issues
  Training time
      Time Spent in Meetings and Training Programs
  Travel time
      Travel Time
  TWC audits
      Appendix B - Tax Audits and Rule 13 Hearings
      TWC Audits
  Twenty Factors test
      Independent Contractors / Contract Labor
  Two rates of pay
      Employees Working at Two or More Rates
  Two-week notice rule (resignation or discharge)
      Types of Work Separations

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  Unclaimed wages
      Delivery of Wages
  Unemployment claims
      Hiring Issues In Unemployment Claims
  Unemployment insurance
      Quick Do's And Don't's In UI Claims And Appeals
      UI Appeal Process
      UI Claim Filing Process
      Unemployment Insurance Basics
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Claim Notices
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Coverage Issues
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Eligibility Issues
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Qualification Issues
      Unemployment Insurance Law: The Claim And Appeal Process
  Unemployment tax
      Alternatives to Hiring Employees Directly
      Minimizing Unemployment Tax Problems
      Tax Audits and Rule 13 Hearings
  Uniforms
      Allowable Deductions Under the FLSA
      Dress Codes and Grooming Standards
  Uninsurable drivers
      Driver Policy
      Uninsurable Drivers

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  Vacancies
      Job Postings and Recruitment
  Vacation leave
      Vacation and Sick Leave
      Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave Policies
  Verification of SSNs
      Verification of Social Security Numbers
  Video surveillance
      Video Surveillance
      Video Surveillance Policy
  Voluntary leave incentives
      Early Retirement - Voluntary Leave Incentives - Age Discrimination Issues
      Early Retirement / Voluntary Severance
  Volunteers
      Totally Exempt Workers
      Volunteer Agreement
  Voting time off
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
      Termination Checklist
      Voting - Time Off

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  Wage agreements
      Pay Agreements
  Wage and hour law - advanced topics
      Advanced FLSA Issues
  Wage and hour regulations
      Selected DOL Wage and Hour Regulations
  Wage claims and appeals
      Wage Claim and Appeal Process in Texas
  Wage deduction authorization agreement
      Wage Deduction Authorization Agreement
  Wage deductions
      Deduction Problems under the Texas Payday Law
      Deductions from Pay
      Texas Payday Law Deduction Summary
  Wage overpayments
      Deduction Problems under the Texas Payday Law
      Wage Overpayment / Underpayment Policy
  Wages - delivery
      Delivery of Wages
  Wages in lieu of notice
      ERISA
      Final Pay - Severance Benefits
      Special Problems - Work Separations
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Qualification Issues
      Unemployment Insurance Law: The Claim and Appeal Process
  Waiting time
      Waiting or On-Call Time
  Waivers
      Early Retirement - Voluntary Leave Incentives - Age Discrimination Issues
      Fair Labor Standards Act - What It Does and Does Not Do
      Final Pay - Severance Benefits
      Release and Waiver Agreements
  WARN
      Special Problems - Work Separations
  Warnings
      Discipline
      Medical Absence Warnings
      Refusal to Sign Policies or Warnings
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Claim Notices
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Qualification Issues
      Unemployment Insurance Law: The Claim and Appeal Process
  Weapons
      Weapons at Work
  Weather
      Bad Weather - Pay and Attendance Issues
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
  Web sites
      Employment Law-Related Web Sites
  Weighted average
      Employees Working at Two or More Rates
  Welcome
      Welcome
  Welfare benefits
      ERISA - Employee Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974
  White-collar exemptions
      Duties Test for Exempt Employees
      Duties Tests
      Focus on the White-Collar Exemptions
      Salary Test for Exempt Employees
  Wiretapping - telephone monitoring
      Monitoring Employees' Telephone Use
  Work refusal
      Unemployment Insurance Law - Eligibility Issues
  Work schedules
      Work Schedules
      Work Schedules and Recording of Work Time
  Work separation issues - general
      Work Separation Issues
  Work separations
      Work Separations - General
  Workers' compensation
      Workers' Compensation
  Working interview
      Interviews
  Workplace investigations
      Workplace Investigations - Basic Issues for Employers
  Workplace safety and health issues
      OSHA - Workplace Safety and Health Requirements
  Workweek
      Hours Worked - General
  Written statement of earnings
      Delivery of Wages
  Wrongful discharge
      Wrongful Discharge

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  X-ray machines
      Metal Detectors and X-Ray Machines

 

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