Employment Law Compliance Plan

Employment Law Compliance Plan
Jassia Wojcik
University of Phoenix
Professor Foy Wallace
Week Two
December 12, 2015


To: Traci Goldman
From: Jassia Wojcik
Date: December 12, 2015
Subject:   Landslide Limousine Employment Law Compliance Plan

Dear Traci,

Our customer Bradley Stonefield would like to open a limousine service in his hometown Austin, Texas. I have included laws and non-compliance consequences that apply in that state.

In Texas private employers have the option whether or not they want to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage.   The small employer may opt not to carry the insurance but must notify the Texas Department of Insurance. They would also have to report all injuries and illnesses that result in an employee’s lost time.   If our client fails to meet these requirements he may be subject to administrative penalties by the Texas Department of Insurance.

Most states have laws prohibiting certain business deceptive practices such as bait-and-switch schemes or false advertising. Texas law does not follow the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act that many other states have adopted, but it does have its own comprehensive law. The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Law allows the attorney general, district attorneys, and consumers to file suit against violators. Some of the repercussions are the penalties which include actual and treble damages, attorney's fees if the consumer prevails and other set fees. The penalties are significantly higher if the deceived consumer is over 65 years old.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination by covered employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national...