FITZGERALD LAW — EMPLOYMENT LAW BLOG

Fix the Problem The First Time

Fix the Problem The First Time

When you know about a pay disparity, fix it before you get told by a court to fix it. Too often, a company knows of pay disparities between male and female employees.  Yet, the company does not fix the pay disparities—usually arguing there is no money in the budget....

Get The Shot Or Get Fired?

Get The Shot Or Get Fired?

President Biden issued an Executive Order compelling companies with more than 100 employees to require all employees to be vaccinated or provide proof of weekly negative COVID-19 tests. This also applies to smaller companies that are federal contractors.  While this...

The Perils of Working Remotely

The Perils of Working Remotely

Many companies are now asking—or demanding — that employees return to work in the office. Many employees don’t want to go back. Employees loved the flexibility of remote work and not making long commutes into an office. Many employees say the past 18 months show they...

What Is Happening With Non-Compete Agreements?

What Is Happening With Non-Compete Agreements?

A stubborn myth is non-compete agreements are not enforceable in Texas. Nothing could be further from the truth. New clients regularly tell me that the non-compete agreement they signed is not enforceable because Texas is a “right to work” state. Unfortunately, that...

Sexual Harassment in Texas Now:  What You Need to Know

Sexual Harassment in Texas Now: What You Need to Know

Big changes to the law in Texas on sexual harassment become effective on September 1, 2021.  These new changes have gotten surprisingly little publicity but make it easier to pursue a sexual harassment case in Texas.  The changes are in a new subchapter to Texas Labor...

Laws Requiring the Disclosure of Salaries:  A Welcome Trend

Laws Requiring the Disclosure of Salaries: A Welcome Trend

Connecticut recently passed a law that will require employers to provide wage range information to employees and job applicants for their positions.  This law becomes effective in October 2021.  In passing this law, Connecticut joins California, Colorado, Maryland,...

What is Discrimination?

What is Discrimination?

The EEOC recently sued Autos of Dallas, a luxury auto retailer in Plano, for race discrimination. At a holiday party, Autos of Dallas awarded its African American salesman a trophy that labeled him the employee “Least Likely to Be Seen in the Dark.”  The employee (and...

What is Wage Theft?

What is Wage Theft?

Wage theft is one of the most common types of theft each year. Sadly, it is rarely prosecuted.  A 2017 study by the Economic Policy Institute found the employees lose close to $8 billion each year by employer wage theft. Wage theft occurs when a worker does not get...

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