October 2016, Vol. 1

Employee or independent contractor?

Classifying a worker as an employee or an independent contractor presents a number of challenges. Here's the right way to make that determination.

Getting the most out of your HR Services membership

At TASB HR Services, we are consistently finding new ways to assist our members in addition to the numerous services we already offer. If you’re a member, we encourage you to check out all of our resources in this story.

Driving employee engagement

The value of employee engagement cannot be understated. Here's how you can ensure your district is taking the right steps in providing an engaging work environment.

Upcoming Events
Get a Grip on the Family and Medical Leave Act
Oct. 12, 2016

ESC 3—Victoria

Every leave request is unique, so how do you get a grip on all the rules for applying and processing family and medical leave? Using actual situations in exercises and case studies, participants will learn how to apply the FMLA regulations, identify potential problem areas, and develop procedures for administering family and medical leave. Scenarios related to standard FMLA, leave for qualifying exigency, and military caregiver leave will be used to discover answers to the most frequently asked family and medical leave questions.

Texas School HR Administrators Academy (HR Academy)
Oct. 31, 2016

October 31-November 1, 2016
Austin Marriott North

Be prepared to hit the ground running, not one step behind! Co-sponsored by TASB and the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA), the HR Academy provides new administrators with the information and resources they need to meet the new challenges of a career in HR. Experienced attorneys, school human resource administrators, and human resource consultants will present topic sessions on the primary HR functions and critical issues every new administrator encounters. A notebook of resources is included in the registration fee.

Leaves and Absences in Public Schools
Dec. 6, 2016

State and federal laws require Texas school districts to provide employees with numerous leave benefits that are often supplemented by local programs. As a result, leave administration can be complicated and confusing. This webinar provides an overview of the various types of leave for public school employees and identifies resources for administering leave.