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October 2016 Archives

Banning the box may cause discrimination

Houston job seekers may be interested in some statistics on ban the box policies, which aim to reduce job discrimination against people with criminal records. According to some researchers, these policies may actually increase job discrimination against certain groups.

Discrimination in the tech industry

Texas residents may be surprised to learn that some experts say that discrimination in widespread in the tech industry. According to the founder of Digital Sisters and Stop Online Violence Against Women, problems often start when employers scan potential candidates for jobs.

Diabetic employees fired for taking food from workplaces

People in the Houston area who suffer from diabetes have to pay careful attention to what they eat. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed two disability discrimination cases on behalf of diabetic employees who were fired for allegedly stealing food from their workplaces.

Implementation of new overtime rule delayed

Many workers in the Houston area are able to increase the size of their paychecks by working overtime hours. Federal wage and hour laws require employers to pay workers one and one-half times their regular hourly pay for all working hours that exceed 40 hours for one week. However, there are some exceptions to the overtime pay rule for certain white-collar workers.

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