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Senator Grassley Criticizes Proposed New IRS Whistleblower Regulations

The Internal Revenue Code has contained a limited qui tam whistleblower provision for many years. The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 greatly expanded these provisions.  The new Read More

Can an At-Will Employee Sue for Fraud Arising from a Termination? The Texas Supreme Court Will Decide.

The Fifth Circuit has certified two interesting questions regarding the at-will employment rule to the Texas Supreme Court.  Curiously, the case arises out of a union dispute over which the Texas Supreme Read More

Fifth Circuit: Parking Attendant Applicant Failed to Show Pretext When Denied a Job Based on Graded Interviews

Gonzalez v. City of San Antonio, No. 12-50472 (5th Cir. March 12, 2013) (unpublished), is yet another case that shows the weight that the Fifth Circuit is giving to selection Read More

Commentary on the NBA Lockout

On July 1, 2011, the NBA locked out its players.  This led to a labor battle that lasted for almost five months, resulting in the cancellation of about a quarter Read More

What Is Disability Discrimination in Texas?

This is a short guide to the principles of law that govern claims for employment discrimination based on disability status.  There are two statutes that apply: the Americans with Disabilities Read More

Fifth Circuit: Indian Respiratory Therapists Failed to Establish Pretext

In Assariathu v. Lone Star Health Management Associates, L.P., No. 12-10730 (5th Cir. March 6, 2013) (unpublished), eight respiratory therapists of Indian ancestry sued the Dallas Regional Medical Center for Read More

What Is Immigration-Related Discrimination?

One of the least well known employment discrimination provisions is found in the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1324b.  Here are the answers to some questions about the Read More

The NLRB's Facebook Decision: What Is Protected and What Is Not?

The impact of social media on the rights of employees has been a hotly debated subject for several years.  The NLRB raised the stakes with its recent decision in Hispanics Read More

First Court of Appeals Construes an Executive Employment Agreement and Restricted Stock/Stock Option Agreements in Favor of the Employee

Today, the First Court of Appeals issued its decision in Hercules Offshore, Inc. v. Guthrie, No. 01-10-00968-CV (Tex. App. -- Houston Feb. 28. 2013).  Ms. Guthrie entered into an Executive Read More

NLRB: A Houston Employer Violated the NLRA by Firing a Non-Union Employee for Discussing Salary Information with Other Employees

A recent NLRB case provides an excellent illustration of the potential effect of section 7 of the NLRA in a non-union environment.  The employer, Jones & Carter, Inc., is a Read More

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