July 2019 Archives

An overview of equal pay laws

Per the Equal Pay Act (EPA) of 1963, workers in Texas and other states are to be paid equally for equal work regardless of their gender. However, there is still a gender pay gap that sees women make an average of 82 cents for every $1 a man makes. This is partially because the EPA allows companies to pay employees on a different scale if it is based on seniority or merit.

Soccer becomes a game of hiding the dollar

Women have come a long way in the workplace, but there is still a long way to creating an atmosphere of fair compensation. While the arguments should be simple, they quickly get complex when employers start comparing the contributions of men versus women.

New law in Texas secures minimum wage for those with disabilities

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 753 into law in June, guaranteeing minimum wages for workers with disabilities across the state. Prior to this change, employers could pay a person with disabilities as little as $2 an hour due to a provision in the Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Why it can be hard to diagnose fibromyalgia

If you don't suffer from fibromyalgia, you might not understand the condition. Since it's largely invisible and there's no single, known source, some people may question if it even exists. But if you suffer from fibromyalgia, you know the pain and fatigue are real.

Lawsuit accuses Houston energy company of ADA violation

A Houston-based multinational energy company has been accused of discriminating against one of its former workers in a complaint filed on June 24 in the Harris County District Court. The 66-year-old Brazoria County resident alleges in his litigation that the Phillips 66 Company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by terminating his employment after he took leave under the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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