Major Changes in Sexual Harassment Law Take Effect in Texas September 1st

On September 1st, Texans will see major changes in Texas law on sexual harassment, when Senate Bill 45 and House Bill 21 go into effect.  The bills were passed in the 2021 regular session of the Legislature. Taken together, the bills extend the prohibition on sexual harassment to every employer in Texas, not just ones with 15 or more employees, and extend the statute of limitations for filing a charge of sexual harassment with the Texas Workforce Commission from 180…

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Approval of Pfizer Vaccine Nixes Defense to Employer Mandate

In a landmark event in the COVID pandemic, last week the U.S. Food & Drug Administration  granted full approval to the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech.  Pfizer’s was the first COVID vaccine to receive full approval by the FDA. The FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine takes away a potential defense employees might raise to a vaccine mandate, that the vaccine had only emergency use authorization, and that under the law people had to be told they had the…

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