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 Dec. 6 | Jacob M. Monty
BLR – I9 Compliance and Immigration Enforcement Update: Texas
San Antonio, TX

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Gulf Coast Advisory Meeting

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150 W. Parker Road, 3rd Floor
Houston, Texas 77076
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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.

Our Insights

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 or … Read More

DEFAMATION: High court: Self-publication of defamation not recognized in Texas

The Texas Supreme Court recently issued a decision that may put some employers at ease.When it comes to defamation claims in Texas, several elements are required, including “the publication of a false statement of fact to a third party.” Generally, that doesn’t include instances of self-publication—when the defamed person himself relays the defamatory statements to a third party.In Exxon Mobil Corporations v. Rincones, the Texas Supreme Co … Read More

Reporting Requirements: New OSHA rules keep Obama’s reporting requirements, scale back record-keeping penalties

Under the Obama administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enacted several changes to its reporting and record-keeping requirements for workplace injuries. Some of the changes were clearly aimed at improving workplace safety by ensuring that employers are held accountable for not adhering to the rules. Other changes, however, seemed to be punitive in nature.More reportable injuriesSome of the changes were … Read More

Just Ask Jacob: Can we give execs more maternity leave than other employees?

Q Our company offers three weeks of paid maternity leave for the general employee population. We want to offer executive-level employees five weeks of paid maternity leave. Are there any issues with this policy?A The federal government and individual states have requirements regarding family and medical leave. In Texas, the laws on maternity and family leave are identical to federal law. Other states have laws that go beyond the federal … Read More

 

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 Dec. 6 | Jacob M. Monty
BLR – I9 Compliance and Immigration Enforcement Update: Texas
San Antonio, TX

 Dec. 13 | Sarah D. Monty-Arnoni
Gulf Coast Advisory Meeting

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Location & Hours

Houston Office

150 W. Parker Road, 3rd Floor
Houston, Texas 77076
Phone: (281) 493-5529

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
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