Employment Law Compliance Plan

Employment Law Compliance Plan
University of Phoenix

interoffice memorandum
to: | Traci Goldeman |
from: | Christopher Contos |
subject: | Bradley Stonefeld Limousine Company |
date: | March 12, 2015 |
cc: | bradley stonefeld |
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After reviewing the assignment and notes I was given regarding the new client, Bradley Stonefeld, to develop an employment law compliance plan, the following is a summary of the plan and method in which our company should execute it for our new client.   Some of the information I was able to learn about Mr. Stonefeld’s future venture is that he plans on opening the company in Austin, Texas and will aim to have 25 employees by the end of the first year.   With those ideas in mind, the plan presented in this memorandum consists of the applicable employment laws to open this type of business in Austin, Texas.
If you view a company as being built like a sturdy building or even growing like the human body, the structure or bones of the company serve as basis for the rest.   Everything additional gains stability from these frames and I view employment laws in the same manner.   During this memo, I will highlight four local, city, state, or federal laws that Mr. Stonefeld must comply with in order to build his organization from the ground up.   These laws are not only important for the company Mr. Stonefeld is starting but for the prospective employees of this company.   Employment laws are good protection for both organizations and labor.   The four laws I will discuss are the Texas Minimum Wage Law, Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Commercial Driver’s License Laws, and the Texas Workers Compensation Act.
Texas Minimum Wage Law
In the state of Texas, the federal minimum wage of $7.25 was adopted effective July 24, 2009.   The Texas Minimum Wage Act does not prohibit employees from bargaining collectively with their employers for a higher wage.   With specified restrictions, employers may count tips and the...