The HR Specialist: Texas Employment Law

Here are some of the highlights from the OSHA head’s chat with the oil and gas servicing industry.

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Telling workers to eat lunch while driving doesn’t convert that travel time into an unpaid lunch break.

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Using a group to make hiring or firing decisions can increase the probability that some illegal, discriminatory factor will influence the process.

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Employers facing Equal Pay Act claims have a basic defense: That pay differentials an employee says are based on sex are actually the result of other factors.

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Former employees generally have just 300 days to file an EEOC complaint alleging that their firing amounted to a discriminatory act. But, under some circumstances, that time period can be extended.

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments March 28 in a case that asks if an employer can recover attorneys’ fees it spent successfully defending itself against a frivolous EEOC lawsuit.

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A city in Texas has asked a federal judge to dismiss a race discrimination suit filed by a black police lieutenant who heads a group of minority police officers.

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Q. One of our employees notified us that he will need to take leave under the FMLA. Can we require employees to give us more advance notice?

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Suing for unpaid overtime? You have to present at least some evidence that you worked the hours you claim.

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A former Police SWAT team member has leveled sexual harassment charges against the chief of police.

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