Employment Law Basics for New Employers
If an employer does not comply with state and federal employment requirements, it risks civil or criminal liability. But the myriad state and federal statutes relating to the hiring, termination, and compensation of employees can be difficult for a new or first-time employer to identify and understand.
The handbook provides general guidance only and is current as of April 2011. Laws frequently change and the handbook is not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. It covers topics ranging from:
- Hiring one's first employees
- Impermissible bases for making hiring decisions
- Hours and pay
- Treatment of employees
- Resignations and terminations
- Protecting your business
- Liability for an employee’s acts
- Required notices employers must post
Useful Websites for Texas Employers
- Texas Constitution and State Laws
- Texas State Regulations
- Texas Courts
- Texas Department of Insurance
- Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation
- Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
- State of Texas New Hire Program
- Texas Workforce Commission
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