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"Wine about the Law" - Employment Law Seminar Series

- Homegrown El Paso -

Fair Labor Standards Act Update: What Employers Need to Know about Anticipated Changes to Overtime Rules on the Horizon

Speaker: Diana Macias Valdez (Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez, PLLC)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:00PM - 7:00PM @ Ardovino's Desert Crossing

To Register: Call Katrina Kennedy at 915-503-1290 or Email: kkennedy@dianamvaldezlaw.com

Free Admission for Homegro [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Diana M. Valdez speaks to the El Paso Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPA's)

Diana M. Valdez speaks to the El Paso Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPA's)

October 27, 2015 -

Diana M. Valdez, attorney at the Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez, PLLC, spoke to the El Paso Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants on October 27, 2015, regarding The Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Regulations:  Major Changes to Overtime Rules on the Horizon.

Ms. Valdez represents businesses in general legal matters, commercial disputes, and all aspects of labor and employment law, including providing day-to-day l [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Diana Macias Valdez selected as a Texas Super Lawyer for 2015

Diana Macias Valdez selected as a Texas Super Lawyer for 2015

Diana M. Valdez has been selected to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers List. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - What Employers Need to Know About the Department of Labor's Proposed Revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act

What Employers Need to Know About the Department of Labor's Proposed Revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Department of Labor ("DOL") recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") overtime regulations. The FLSA generally requires that employers pay employees overtime at a rate of one and one-half times their "regular rate" of pay for every hour they work in excess of 40 hours in a single workweek. The FLSA and its interpretative regulations, however, exempt certain groups of employees from the overtime pay requirements.

As anticipated, t [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Avoiding a Legal Land Mine: Tips for I-9 Compliance

Avoiding a Legal Land Mine: Tips for I-9 Compliance

"AVOIDING A LEGAL LAND MINE: TIPS FOR I-9 COMPLIANCE"
OCTOBER 9, 2015
9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

The Form I-9 is one of the most important legal documents employers are required to retain on employees and a document that is frequently overlooked in the hiring process. Mistakes in completing a Form I-9 can lead to costly fines and an administrative nightmare. With audits by Department of Homeland Security on the r [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Family Medical Leave Act Course

Family Medical Leave Act Course

"FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT"
AUGUST 14, 2015
9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

This course is designed to provide meaningful and comprehensive guidance and compliance assistance to employers regarding the Family Medical Leave Act.

Location: 5845 Cromo Drive, Suite One, El Paso, Texas 79912**

Cost: $50. [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - HUMAN RESOURCES 101

HUMAN RESOURCES 101

"Human Resources 101"
JUNE 26, 2015
9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

This is a repeat course given due to client requests.
The course is designed for newly-hired managers and HR professionals
and provides a comprehensive introduction to key areas in the area of human resources.

Location: 5845 Cromo Drive, Suite One, El Paso, Texas 79912**

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The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - OSHA Issues Guidance on Restroom Access

OSHA Issues Guidance on Restroom Access

On June 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers. The publication provides guidance to employers on best practices regarding restroom access for transgender workers based on the core principal that "all employees, including transgender employees, should have access to restrooms that correspond to their gender identity." The guide was developed at the request of the National Ce [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Diana M. Valdez Presents on Social Media in the Workplace

Diana M. Valdez Presents on Social Media in the Workplace

June 4, 2015 -

Diana Macias Valdez, attorney at the Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez, PLLC, was a speaker at the recent El Paso Bar Association and Labor Law Section's seminar presented on the topic "The Latest Developments in Labor and Employment Law." Ms. Valdez presented "To 'tweet' or not to 'tweet': Implications of Social Media in the Workplace."

Ms. Valdez represents businesses in general legal matters, commercial disputes, and all aspects of labor and employment [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - EEOC Settles First Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit in Historic Settlement

EEOC Settles First Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit in Historic Settlement

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled its first transgender discrimination lawsuit, which marks one of only two lawsuits ever filed by the EEOC alleging sex discrimination against a transgender individual. Lakeland Eye Clinic, a Florida based organization, will pay a former employee $150,000 to resolve claims of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The EEOC's lawsuit alleged that Lakeland Eye Clinic discriminated base [read more]


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