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April 2013 Archives

Can your Houston employer ask you for your Facebook password?

Many people in Texas might be aware that any emails that they send through their work email accounts can be accessed by their employers. But what about personal online communication accounts such as Facebook? Can your boss get into your Facebook account?

Fewer Texas workers get health care through employers

The Houston Business Journal reported last week that Texas now ranks in the bottom five states when it comes to employer-sponsored health insurance. Only 52 percent of Texas residents are currently covered by employer insurance policies, according to the report. The only states that have even fewer residents on employer plans are Louisiana and New Mexico.

Lawsuit: Texas employer segregated male and female employees

Many employers here in Houston have had fraternization policies in order to prevent office romances from developing, as well as to curb sexual harassment. Such policies typically bar managers or supervisors from spending time with their employees outside of the workday, or require workers of the same level to report dating relationships to their supervisors, although each policy may be different. A lawsuit that was recently filed against a Dallas-based company accused it of taking a no-fraternization policy a bit too far.

Report: retailers maintain secret blacklist of former employees

The jobs report issued this month suggests that employment is picking up far less than what was predicted. Market analysts predicted that the economy would gain 200,000 jobs in March, but in fact only 88,000 jobs were added last month. This means it is still very tough out there for people who are seeking employment in Texas.

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