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September 2013 Archives

Texas home care workers may see difference in overtime pay

Texas employees that do not receive overtime pay may not be alone. A recent article discussing home care workers pointed out that because they are currently considered babysitters rather than caregivers, they are not provided time and a half when they work over 40 hours as most employees are. Texas residents may take an interest in this as overtime pay laws are changing and new policies will be taking effect in the future.

Texas woman files age-related workplace discrimination lawsuit

Workplace discrimination can take many forms. Many people are quick to assume that cases involving discrimination in the workplace are either gender or race-related. As the generation of baby boomers near retirement age, however, cases of age-related discrimination are becoming increasingly prevalent. A 61-year-old office assistant believes that she was the victim of workplace discrimination when she was abruptly laid off by her Texas employer.

Major fast food chains targeted by workers in wage dispute

Residents of Texas and elsewhere have likely heard by now about the protests being held by fast food workers across the country. Major fast food chains like McDonald's and Taco Bell are the targets of a wage dispute that has caused their workers to strike in 60 U.S. cities. However, it's not just low wages that are the issue. Evidence suggests that many major fast food chains are repeatedly violating state and federal labor laws.

Texas retailer accused of harassment, discrimination

There are many people who simply want to complete their job responsibilities in an efficient manner. It is part of the job responsibilities of an employee's supervisor to ensure the workplace environment is one that allows each worker to complete their tasks to the best of their ability. The question then becomes, what happens when the behavior of others prevents a single person from performing their job duties? One woman in Texas claims that her complaints regarding sexual harassment and racial discrimination were ignored and, ultimately, ended in her termination.

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