Fair Chance Hiring & Ban the Box – What does this Austin Ordinance Require of an Employer?

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http://www.austintexas.gov/fairchancehiring We routinely get asked questions around Austin’s Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance and Ban the Box Guidelines.  Simply stated, this Austin Ordinance, enacted in March of 2016, prevents private employers who have 15+ employees from asking questions of an applicant about their prior criminal history during the application process.  This…

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David Hughen speaks at “Texas Leadership Education and Diversity Conference” on August 12th, 2017

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David Hughen, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Austin HR, will be speaking at the 2017 Prospanica “Texas Leadership Education and Diversity Conference” on August 12, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Concordia University hosts this year’s event, the 15th Annual Professional Development Conference. Prospanica is a non-profit organization with the mission to…

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What is the technical or otherwise common definition of an employee’s termination date? Is it the date the on which the termination occurs or the last date the employee performed work?

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Typically, the termination date is the day that the actual termination occurred. It may or may not coincide with the final day of work, depending on the circumstances.  For example, many companies have a no-call, no-show provision in their attendance policy (e.g., three days of no-call, no-show will result in…

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