UPDATE PROVIDED BY: Rick Alaniz, Alaniz Law and Associates, 20333 State Hwy 249, Ste. 272, Houston, TX  77070 (281) 833-2200 The House bill was passed by the Senate, at least as it relates to FMLA and sick leave, were left virtually unchanged. Therefore, for purposes of the AAMP members, the following are the most significant points: The law […]

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Family and Medical Leave The passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 1993 marked the beginning of mandatory leave in American workplaces. Prior to that whether leave for any purpose was granted to an employee was totally at the discretion of the employer. The FMLA, which applies to employers with 50 or […]

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It is difficult to deny that there has been an ever-increasing secularization of our society. Despite this significant trend, employers today are still being confronted with issues related to their employees’ religious beliefs. The issues arise in a variety of contexts. Among the most common have been issues related to conflicts between an employer’s dress […]

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By Brad Kim, Department of Animal Sciences (1), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, and Phil Bass (2), Department of Animal Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID Adding value to beef has been an objective for many years. Beef can be a highly variable product resulting from the beginning genetics to how it was raised. Further, meat scientists have […]

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If there is one workplace issue that bedevils virtually every employer in the country daily it is the dilemma of employee attendance – perhaps more appropriately, the lack of attendance. Despite the rapidly expanding mandatory paid leave laws and the adoption of generous paid-time-off policies by a large number of employers, employees continue to find […]

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