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Experienced Houston, Texas Law Firm For Labor, Employment, and Immigration Needs

Monty & Ramirez LLP, a minority-owned law firm, maintains a full-service business immigration practice representing companies and individuals alike. Our philosophy is to advance our clients’ interests as effectively as possible by offering a forward-thinking approach. We are committed to understanding our clients’ specific business, industry and legal concerns. We keep a constant focus on our clients’ immediate and long-term goals. Working hard and producing innovative, cost-effective solutions is imperative for us and our clients. We provide clients with the highest quality in labor, employment and immigration services based on our thorough understanding of the law and its applications. We approach our clients’ needs as if we are partners in the process – having fully discussed all options and deciding on actions as a team. We believe that informed, proactive clients are successful clients.

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LABOR LAW: NLRB swings Republican with latest Trump nominee

On January 12, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP partner John Ring to fill the lone vacancy on the five member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). After eight years of an employee-friendly NLRB, the latest appointment would flip control of the Board to a Republican majority for the first time in nearly a decade and would all but ensure that the NLRB remains under Republican control until at least … Read More

ELECTRONIC WORKPLACE: Unpermitted Internet use at work can be catastrophic for both employees and employers

In Texas, impersonating another person online is a crime under Tex. Penal Code § 33.07. A plethora of legal implications has developed in the labor and employment law context with the rise of social media and advertising sites such as Craigslist. Employers may not yet realize the impact such sites can have on their organization, but the use of those sites in the workplace has created unprecedented risks for employees and employers.An … Read More

Just Ask Jacob: Beware of discrimination, tax issues when employees donate PTO

Q We have exempt employees who accrue paid time off (PTO) each pay period. They would like to be able to donate some of their PTO to coworkers who don’t have any more PTO. Does that violate any federal or state laws? Are there any special exceptions or issues we should be aware of?A No. Neither federal nor state law prohibits an employer-sponsored leave-sharing program similar to the one you describe. When implemented correctly, leave-sharing … Read More

Immigration Intel: DOL reaches back pay settlement for H-1B worker

Employers of H-1B nonimmigrants should pay attention to their wage obligations, especially for time spent in nonproductive status. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently negotiated a deal with SRV Pizza Inc. and its president, Sunil Singh, regarding payment of back wages owed to a former H-1B employee.The employee worked at SRV from 2009 through 2012. The DOL investigated the company’s compliance with H-1B regulations in 2011 and d … Read More

Just Ask Jacob: What work authorization questions can you legally ask?

Q We are a federal contractor, and many of our positions require U.S. citizenship/permanent residency. Some of our managers want our employment application to ask whether candidates are eligible to work in the United States. Are there any legal concerns with this? We aren’t planning to ask for citizenship status. We only want to confirm that the candidates can legally work in the United States.A Yes, you can ask a prospective employee if he o … Read More

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