Ever feel like you are not getting your rightful overtime pay? The law requires most employers to pay its employees extra for working over 40 hours in one week. However, your employer may be doing sneaky things to avoid giving you the payment you rightfully deserve.
With growing threats of deportation, many undocumented workers are scared. If you are an undocumented worker in Texas then you might fear being discriminated against at work or even losing your job. You are likely working hard to support your family and worry about how things will change once President-elect Trump takes office. It is important for you to know that both federal and Texas laws protect your rights as a worker, now and in the future.
All Texas employees should be equally afforded the opportunity to succeed and be successful in their positions, but that is not always how the situations are handled. A writer/producer for CNN claims that he was not given the chance to learn new skills on the job and faced workplace discrimination. He believes that the color of his skin was the reason why he was passed over on positions for which he was qualified.
The Family and Medical leave act is in place to help Texas workers retain their jobs if they face an emergency and need time away from work. This federal law includes up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, which can be used for several reasons, one of which being if an employee needs surgery. It is illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee for taking advantage of an approved leave under this law. An employee who suffers a wrongful discharge or otherwise faces retaliation may choose to file a claim against his or her employer for FMLA violations.