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The Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA) took effect on Sept. 1. Trade secrets have long received protection under Texas common law. However, TUTSA gives companies additional safeguards and expands the legal remedies to address harm when a former employee misappropriates trade secrets.
When harsh winter weather bumps up against the FLSA, the result can be a blizzard of pay problems for you. Employees often come in late, leave early or miss work altogether when the weather is bad. How should you count their hours—and their pay?
Government employees can’t be punished for exercising their First Amendment rights. But that rule has important restrictions. One of those is that, ordinarily, filing an internal grievance isn’t protected speech.
When a former employee sues and decides to represent himself in court, expect an expensive case. That’s because courts typically give so-called pro se litigants every benefit of the doubt, since they don’t have attorneys to guide them (or tell them their cases don’t have a chance).
Q. Do we have any duties or obligations if we discharge employees who are in the United States on work visas?
It's always a good idea to check to see whether an employee who is suing you has filed for bankruptcy. If he didn’t disclose the litigation against your company, he may lose the right to sue.
The hit television reality show “Storage Wars” has suffered a legal setback. A court in Los Angeles has given one of its former stars, Dave Hester, the go-ahead to sue the show’s producers and the A&E cable TV network for retaliation.
A former postal worker has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud. Her problems began in 2009 when co-workers spotted her looking quite fit while competing on television’s “The Price is Right” game show ...
Q. One of the employees in our office has been taping conversations unknown to the people he is taping. Does the employee have a right to do this?
Public employees can't be punished for speaking out on matters of public importance, as long as doing so isn’t an official part of their jobs. Until now, it has been an open question whether a police officer’s complaints about police brutality were protected.