Summiting Mt. Clemens: The Fifth Circuit Reminds Employers that Failing to Maintain Accurate Time Records Could Be a Very Costly Mistake

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to create and maintain accurate records of hours worked each workday and each workweek by non-exempt employees.  These types of records are commonly used to prove overtime and minimum wage violations—but what are employees supposed to do when their employer not only fails to properly compensate them, but also fails to properly create or maintain the very documents needed to prove their claims?

The Great Pronoun Debate Continues Unresolved!

Last week the Seventh Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Kluge v. Brownsburg Comm. Sch. Corp., __ F.4th ___, 2023 WL 2821871 (7th Cir. 2023), a case involving a high school music teacher (Kluge) who was terminated (or forced to resign) for refusing to use the gender-preferred names and pronouns of transgender students in his class, which he objected to on religious grounds.

Welcome to The Educated Employer: Employment Tips and Legal Updates for School Districts, Higher Ed, and Beyond!

Welcome to Thompson & Horton’s newest blog: The Educated Employer.  With decades of collective experience representing school districts, colleges, universities, and other public and private entities, our Employment Law team will help you navigate the issues that employers face on a daily basis, including all of the unique employment questions that arise in the education context.

Stay tuned for timely and important employment tips and legal updates to ensure that you are an Educated Employer!  Also, be sure to follow Thompson & Horton on Twitter, Facebook, and Linked In so that you can keep up with our latest posts.  We will soon be posting updates on EEOC charge statistics, Texas Education Agency commissioner’s decisions, ADA and TDL leave abuse, and a variety of ongoing accommodation issues, all of which you won’t want to miss.