August 2012 Archives

Survey: most employees don't know what disability insurance is

According to a recent survey, many workers in Houston may have disability insurance through their employment benefits, but not even know it. Or, they may know they have coverage, but they do not really know much about it.

Are unpaid internships legal in Houston?

Many Houston businesses may have interns on their staffs. Interns are often either new to the workforce or new to the particular field, and as such they bring a great amount of energy and willingness to gain work experience. This mindset is especially helpful for those interns who are in unpaid programs--where they work essentially for free.

Texas employer sues former salesman for going to competitor

Employees in certain fields in the Houston area may find that they are asked to sign non-compete contracts. In general, a non-compete agreement, also called a covenant not to compete, is one provision in an employment agreement. Whether or not that agreement is legally enforceable depends on a number of factors.

No overtime pay and no lunch breaks for Texas nurses

On the heels of last week's discussion about a spike in wage theft cases across the U.S. comes news that right here in Texas nurses are working through their unpaid lunch periods and are not being paid properly for overtime.

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