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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Changes to Overtime Pay Exemption


For years, employees were exempt from overtime based on the “While Collar” Exemption.  Among some of the requirements, the employee was required to be paid a specific amount per week.  A


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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Super Lawyer - Trinidad Galdean selected in Employment Law


The Firm is honored again to have our Founding Attorney, Trinidad Galdean, selected as a Super Lawyer in 2019 in Employment Law.  Only the top 5% of Attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers.  The selection requires an attorney to meet 12 separate Indicators of Professional Achievement and a Peer Evaluation. 

Trinidad has been practicing for over 27 years.  He is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Employer H1-B Visas Update


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a final rule that will require a $10 non-refundable fee for each Employer submitted H-1B registration, once it implements the electronic registration system. The registration  and fee are part of an agency effort to more efficiently process H-1B visa application.

The H-1B program allows a U.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holiday Office Party - Investigating Misbehavior


Well the Holiday Parties have started which also means HR will likely have to deal with an employee’s conduct at the party.  The attached article raises some key points.  For an employee, you want to make sure you are able to keep your job after the party so don’t misbehave.


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Friday, November 9, 2018

OSHA Violations – Top Ten List


Recently OSHA issued the list of the most frequent safety violations cited.  The list can help Employers understand OSHA’s enforcement priority.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Employer - Immigration Intelligence


Immigration issues extend beyond the individual; they affect employers and businesses.  Already, worksite iimmigration enforcement investigations have doubled over the last year.  Thus, groups like the American Payroll Association have supplied programs to increase managers and employers Immigration Intelligence.


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Friday, May 11, 2018

Overtime Law Changes Anticipated


Overtime Rule changes anticipated soon.  Over a year ago, attempts were made to change the Overtime rules.  While these changes failed, new proposed Read more . . .


Sunday, April 8, 2018

“Immigration Intelligence” an Informational Seminar

Immigration Intelligence Seminar


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Friday, September 22, 2017

2017 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Awards Banquet


The Galdean Law Firm was a Sponsor at the 2017 Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.. 

Congratulations to the Awards Recipients:

  • Lifetime Business Award to Tony Madrigal of Madrigal & Associates.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award to Les Depperschmidt.
  • Orgullo Hispano Award to Abel Perez.
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Galdean Law Firm Receives Award from HR Professionals


Kansas SHRM honored the Galdean Law Firm with the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award.

 Galdean Law Firm believes that "Diversity is not about how we differ; Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness."

 The Firm this past year assisted with presentations about disabilities, presented as a panel on "Using a Mentor" to Hispanic College Students, supplied pro bono services to disadvantage individuals, been a sponsor for the Scholarship Banquet for Hispanic Students, supplied the speech at a Citizenship Ceremony along with participating in diversity events with other associations.

 As part of the Award, Kansas SHRM will make a donation to a charity chosen by the Galdean Law Firm.  The charity chosen is the Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Fund.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The End of DACA - Effects on Employers


A day after Labor Day, President Trump's Administration announced the withdrawal of DACA (known as Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals) program.  DACA generally involves supplying undocumented individuals some relief if they arrived in the US before the age of 16 and meet other requirements.  While DACA defers any deportation in specific circumstances, it also permits the recipient to work in the US with a work authorization. 

In the US, an employer is prohibited from employing a person not authorized to work in the US.  The withdrawal ultimately results in the loss of the DACA employee's work authorization.


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