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Following in Austin’s footsteps, the cities of Dallas and San Antonio have implemented paid sick leave ordinances. During its regular session, the Texas Legislature failed to pass a law preempting the type of paid sick leave ordinances set to go into effect.  The city of Austin, Texas enacted its paid sick leave ordinance as of October 1, […]

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Breaking News! On June 3, 2019, in a 9-0 opinion written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court of the United States court rejected a claim from Fort Bend County, Texas making it easier for employees to bring claims against employers after they have been routed through the EEOC.   The case is Fort Bend […]

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This post is a little technical, so apologies in advance. In Texas Department of Transportation v. Lara (a decision delivered on May 9, 2019) Albert Lara, Jr., sued the Texas Department of Transportation for terminating his employment after he took extended leave to recover from surgery. After twenty years of employment with the Department, Lara […]

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With the recent news out of Alabama of the “Alabama Human Life Protection Act,” it is timely to look at how abortions may relate to the workplace. You may have heard about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) before, but did you know that it extends to much more than “pregnancy”? In fact, the PDA prohibits adverse […]

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