In the spirit of an old proverb that advises that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” this article provides a list of best practices that can help avoid wrongful-termination types of lawsuits and the business interruption that comes with such litigation.
An employee must show that unpaid leave caused him or her physical, emotional, or economic harm via some documentation and not just conclusory statements in order to establish a “materially adverse action” by the employer.
According to the Fifth Circuit, a supervisor cannot start a groundless internal investigation as a retaliation for employee’s previous discrimination complaint and then, when employee resists investigation, fire him.
The 85th general session of the Texas Legislature started in January and will end in May 2017. There has been over 50 employment-related bills filed during this session.
The Fifth Circuit does not allow pain and suffering and punitive damages in discrimination and retaliation claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Last month, a Texas Court of Appeals denied an insurance agency’s application for a temporary injunction against its former President because it held that the non-compete agreement, as written, did not restrict the President from competing. The agency tried to enforce the non-compete and…
Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a decision enjoining the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new overtime rules. State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor et al., case number 16-cv-00731. The new overtime…