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New Texas Law Makes it Easier to File a Sexual Harassment Claim

Small businesses are critical to the success of the Texas economy, but until September 1, 2021, sexual harassment victims at these companies were barred from filing claims with the state’s Read More

EEOC Files COVID-related Discrimination Claims Against Texas Companies

At any time, companies and Texas and elsewhere in the United States must take great care to avoid violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Determining what type of accommodation Read More

How Far Can Religious Exemptions Extend for Workers?

Religious freedom is a fundamental right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. This right to observe the faith of one’s choice affects several types of workplace issues. For Read More

Meal and Rest Breaks Under Texas Law

Many businesses compensate employees for they time when they are eating lunch or taking an allowed break. While employers might consider this a good way to keep workers happy and Read More

EEOC Alleges Termination of Disabled Employee Violates the Law

Firing someone because of their disability is illegal. Businesses sometimes come up with rationales for dismissing a worker who is limited in some way, but if that employee is capable Read More

When Is a Fired Employee Entitled to Unpaid Commissions in Texas?

Consider this scenario: Employee A has worked in sales for Employer B for many years.  In addition to a small salary, Employee A gets a 4% commission on all sales.  Read More

Fifth Circuit Finds That a "Fried Chicken" Joke Was Racist

The Fifth Circuit's decision in Autry v. Fort Bend Independent School District, No. 11-20639 (5th Cir. Jan. 7, 2013), raised eyebrows for reasons that had nothing to do with its Read More

What Are Wage Disputes?

Employers have a legal obligation in every state to pay their employees within a certain period, to pay them minimum wage or above and to pay them for any overtime Read More

What are the Most Common Cases of Wrongful Termination?

When an employee is fired illegally or his or her termination is in clear violation of company policy, it is considered a wrongful termination. If you believe you have been Read More

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