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In Assariathu v. Lone Star Health Management Associates, L.P., No. 12-10730 (5th Cir. March 6, 2013) (unpublished), eight respiratory therapists of Indian ancestry sued the Dallas Regional Medical Center for Read More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

The National Labor Relations Act Can Protect Non-Unionized Employees

The National Labor Relations Act is best known for regulating unions, strikes, and collective bargaining.  It is administered by the National Labor Relations Board.  Given that relatively few Texas employees Read More

New Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 169 and Employment Cases

On February 12, 2013, the Texas Supreme Court approved Rule 169 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, which provides for expedited proceedings in cases that involve less than $100,000.00 Read More

When Is an Employee Entitled to Overtime in Texas?

Texas does not have its own statute requiring the payment of overtime to employees of private companies.  Instead, private sector employees in Texas are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Read More

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