In episode 127, Coffey talks with Caroline Harrison about the challenges of being a multistate employer. They discuss the post-Covid growth in remote out-of-state employees; legal considerations for multistate employers; responding to the phenomenon of nomad employees; when companies are required to register and pay taxes as business in another state; noncompetes and other employment-related agreements; policies to help manage multistate employees; and complying with multiple states’ PTO and FMLA laws.

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Caroline Harrison

Caroline Harrison

Caroline Harrison is the Managing Partner of the Fort Worth firm of Pham Harrison LLP. As an attorney Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she represents employers in disputes with former employees, and guides them through the sometimes-confusing arena of employment law. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling. Caroline is a frequent speaker on a variety of employment topics. Recently she was honored to receive the inaugural Private Practice Achievement award from the Texas A&M School of Law Alumni Association. She is also a past Chair of the Texas Minority Counsel program and the current Chair of the Tarrant County Bar Association Women Attorney Section. She assists employers in variety of areas, including anti-discrimination and retaliation laws, drafting and
enforcing covenants not to compete and non-solicitation agreements, and protection of trade secrets. She advises employers on the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Unemployment Compensation
appeals, handling complex investigations into sensitive employment issues, Wage and Hour issues, and
classification of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). She provides counseling on
complex issues including discipline, termination, harassment, investigations, effective employment practices, litigation avoidance and accommodation of disabilities.


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