Tip Credits and Tip Pooling in Texas

Here’s a topic that applies to everyone—even if they have never worked in the foodservice industry or intend to. You would have a difficult time finding a person who has never tipped someone before. And most people may be a little surprised to know that the money they tip their waiter may not go to him. At least, not all of it. Learn how tip credits and tip pooling work in Texas. Tip Credits Another Read More

What Does It Mean To Be A Whistleblower?

A whistleblower claim falls under employment law. When people believe they may need to be a whistleblower, they are ready to stand up and report that they have evidence of fraud, corruption, or other illegal acts. These are things that are usually being committed by an employer, their company, or someone they work with. Before you report the wrongdoing, you may worry about the repercussions and wonder, what does it Read More

Denied Unemployment? 4 Tips for Unemployment Appeals

Losing a job has been ranked as one of life’s most stressful experiences. Even if you have some money saved, it’s going to run out eventually, and then how will you pay your bills and make the rent or mortgage payments? As an employee, you can apply for unemployment compensation benefits, which are intended to sustain those who are determined to have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, a Read More

Understanding Your Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act was passed way back in 1938 to ensure that all U.S. workers are fairly compensated for their labor. You’ve probably seen information about the Fair Labor Standards Act posted in your workplace, but have you ever taken the time to actually read it? In today’s blog post, we’re breaking down the basics of your rights under this law.  Minimum Wage The law states that you must be paid at Read More

Understanding Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination is a major issue that unfortunately impacts employees of all kinds, across all fields, and for various reasons. It is important for workers to have a full understanding of what constitutes workplace discrimination so that they will know if it ever happens to them and can fight against it so that they can stand up for others who are being discriminated against, and so that they can avoid being Read More

How to Protect Your Company’s Trade Secrets

The importance of protecting your company’s trade secrets cannot be overemphasized. Trade secrets are the reason behind your company’s success. The continued success of your business will depend primarily on your ability to keep this information from your competitors' hands. While there are certain laws that protect intangible assets such as trade secrets, you and your associates must do your part too. Here are a few Read More

Sexual Harassment at Work is All Too Common. If You’re Victimized, Know Your Rights!

Sexual harassment in the workplace finally received the international attention it deserves when the infamous Harvey Weinstein allegations went viral, becoming one of the most hotly-debated topics in the country and the world at large. The events were a shot in the arm for workers' rights activists. It can happen to anyone, whether male or female, and sometimes in the form of a seemingly harmless act such as Read More

Facing Age Discrimination in the Workplace? Here’s What to Do

Being passed over for a promotion can sting like a bee, but what if the only reason you missed out on that major opportunity was because of your age? For about 70% of workers between 45 and 74 years old who have experienced the reality of age discrimination, the feeling is excruciating. What most people don’t realize, however, is that it is actually illegal to discriminate against workers because of their age. In Read More

Workplace Retaliation and Your Rights as an Employee in Texas

If you have seen that your employer is acting unethically, or illegally, it is your obligation to report them to the proper authorities. This can be a difficult thing to do, however, because most people aren’t in a position where they can easily afford to lose their job, and reporting an employer seems like a dangerous thing to do. The fact is, however, that in Texas, workplace retaliation is illegal and you will be Read More

5 Things to Know About Disability Discrimination in Texas

In the state of Texas, there are multiple laws and regulations in place that are designed to help ensure employers treat those with disabilities fairly. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the main federal set of laws that applies to these situations, but Texas Labor Code Chapter 21 also applies to this topic. If you are an employer in Texas, or an employee with a disability, becoming familiar with these Read More