Mariah Berry Featured in The Texas Lawbook on Strategies for Avoiding the Gender Pay Gap

The Texas Lawbook has published a guest article by Muskat Devine attorney Mariah Berry exploring strategies employers can use to achieve pay equity.   The article, “The Gender Pay Gap: Strategies for Avoiding and Addressing Pay Equity in the Workplace” (subscription required), was written by Ms. Berry to commemorate Women’s History Month.  “As a management-side labor …read more »

To Pay or Not to Pay: When are Bonuses Earned and Payable?

Employers often offer bonuses that are conditional on the employee’s fulfillment of certain requirements, including continued employment on the payout date. When an employee fails to fulfill the required condition, the employer may want the employee to forfeit the right to any portion of the bonus. Whether an employer can require employees to forfeit their …read more »

Don’t Forget About the Obligations Surrounding Virtual I-9 Verification

On April 25, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a six-month extension until October 31, 2022, of the policy allowing remote or virtual verification of the documentation required for a Form I-9 when an employee is working remotely. And while many employers relied heavily on this …read more »

‘Inclusion is Not Assimilation:’ Muskat Devine Attorney Mariah Berry Featured in Texas Lawbook on Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion

  In recognition of Black History Month, Texas Lawbook has published an article by Muskat Devine attorney Mariah Berry on law firm diversity. “Law Firm Culture: Inclusion Is Not Assimilation” (subscription required) discusses why the biggest impediment to achieving true diversity in the legal profession is not recruiting diverse attorneys but retaining them. The reason: …read more »