Wage-fixing, i.e., agreeing with competitors that everyone will pay the same wage or will not pay more than a pre-agreed amount, is illegal. Just as companies can’t get together and fix prices for goods, they are also prohibited from fixing prices for services. A recent indictment of a Texas ex-owner of a staffing agency alleging that he engaged in price fixing shows that DOJ and FBI take wage-fixing arrangement seriously. The indicted ex-owner now faces up to 15 years in prison and over a million dollars in fines.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently clarified that non-employees do not have standing to sue under Title VII, even if they are an object of intentional retaliation.
The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division answers Fair Labor Standards Act questions related to COVID-19, including whether and how employers must compensate employees for reduced hours work, telework, and additional expenses associated with working from home.
An increasing number of companies are asking their employees to fill out and accept employment paperwork online through portals set up by employers precisely for
In Texas, courts can rewrite non-compete agreements to make them more reasonable. This process is called “reformation.” There are certain statutory limitations on when, how,
In the Fifth Circuit, which includes Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status