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FLSA Rule Changes – Get Ready Now

Posted on June 01, 2016
The long anticipated changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have been announced, so companies may get to work to be in compliance by December 1, 2016. The looming questions are 1) what chan…

Strasburger Employment Law Breakfast Series

Posted on September 14, 2015
    Join our own Karen Cunningham, SPHR, for one of Strasburger’s Employment Law Breakfast Series Panel Discussions Thursday, September 17 7:30am – 9:00am SMU-in-Plano, Building 3-…

The Hopkins Group Featured on FOX4 on Marriage Equality Decision

Posted on July 05, 2015
Karen Hopkins was interviewed on FOX 4 – KDFW regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage equality and how it will effect benefits plans.

Hopkins Featured on Local News re:SCOTUS Marriage Equality Decision

Posted on July 02, 2015
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Human Resources and the Dark Side

Posted on January 30, 2015
by Laura Phillips, SPHR There are bad apples in every profession, but it hurts a little more when you read about ones in your own profession, especially when that profession is one that is setting…

Dallas Morning News article on pay-related lawsuits

Posted on January 02, 2015
All business owners and executives should read this informative article from a recent Dallas Morning News edition. It reviews wage and hour related lawsuits filed against Texas employers by worker…

Prepare for State or Municipal Minimum Wage Changes in 2015

Posted on December 28, 2014
By Kathleen O’Day, EdD, SPHR Part of your year-end planning should be to review any changes to state and municipality minimum wage changes that may occur, generally on 12/31/2014 or 1/1/2015, for …

EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination Overview

Posted on September 09, 2014
By Kathleen O’Day, EdD, SPHR The recent publication by the EEOC on Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination should be reviewed carefully in relation to your company policies and practices …

Has the job market really recovered?

Posted on August 28, 2014
By Carla Fulton, SPHR Appearances can be deceiving in all the positive news that surrounds the jobs reports. Sustained recovery has not restored confidence, and to many analysts, workers are “runn…

Dallas Businesswoman Used Education To Search For New Career

Posted on August 26, 2014
Read this wonderful article on The Hopkins Group founder Karen Hopkins and her path into Human Resources through education.  

San Francisco Provides Private Employers with the Opportunity to Participate in Reentry

Posted on July 28, 2014
Reprinted with permission from Employment Screening Services By Todd M. Higey, Esq., General Counsel for Employment Screening Services, Inc. It is the considered judgment of the City of San …

Hobby Lobby – Just the Facts

Posted on July 22, 2014
By Monica Z. Austin, SPHR The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act or “ObamaCare,” requires most US companies to offer their employees insurance co…
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