Picking up a little extra work over the holidays? That's great. Hiring some extra help for your own business? That's great, too. To keep the season bright, make sure it's all compliant with federal labor regulations.
Employers and workers not familiar with short-term employment might have questions . Here are answers to some most of the frequently asked questions we receive, and additional resources for more information:
How many hours is part-time employment? How many hours is full-time employment?
Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides of San Antonio describes the joys and tribulations of the Christmas tamaleada. It's a labor of love and female bonding, but like any family event, there are unwritten rules.
Tyler Junior College President Mike Metke, Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dan R. Jones and Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs Adolfo Benavides affirm partnership between institutions.
Texas A&M University-Commerce and Tyler Junior College have formally announced their partnership to simplify the transfer process for students transitioning from associate degree programs at Tyler Junior College into bachelor’s degree programs at A&M-Commerce. The statement came on Dec. 19.
The three-year partnership goes into effect Dec. 20, 2013, and will allow Tyler Junior College students to complete their four-year degrees through A&M-Commerce via online courses, on-campus classes or a combination of the two.
Big ice storms in Texas do happen, but not all that often. They're about as frequent as University of Alabama football losses. And, just like Bama fans when the Tide falters, Texans often aren't quite sure what to do when ice attacks.
One thing not to do is drive. Really...it doesn't matter if you're a commercial driver in a four-wheel-drive Subraru Outback with new snow tires. No amount of technology or skill can defy the laws of physics. Driving on ice is deadly.
The best thing to do, if you can, is to stay inside and let the mayhem occur without you.
In anticipation of bad-weather scenarios, a list of delays, cancelations and closures from area school districts and universities follows. Read carefully, as sports delays and cancelations are also listed here.
Familiar shades of blue and gold will be flying in an unfamiliar place this weekend.
Beating out back-to-back winner Texas Tech, Texas A&M University-Commerce secured the right to fly the university’s flag over the Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs after alumni placed the winning bid of $4,750 during the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s “Fly Your Flag” event in its Lights of Life Campaign. The flag, which was raised in an afternoon ceremony on Nov. 26, will fly until Dec. 2.
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