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Wrongful Termination, Workers' Compensation and Work Injuries
Fair Labor Standards —White Collar Exemption—Expert Witness Testimony. Beck v. Access E Forms, LP, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192741 (E.D. Tex. 2017). The district court granted t...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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Fair Labor Standards Act—Pre-Shift Wait Time. Bridges v. Empire Scaffold, L.L.C., 875 F.3d 222 (5th Cir. 2017). The Portal-to-Portal Act provides rules for determining whether time...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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Employee Benefits Plans—Accidental Injury v. Sickness. Ramirez v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., 872 F.3d 721 (5th Cir. 2017)—In Texas, employers can opt out of workers’ compensation, an...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie ,  1 min read
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Administrative Hearing Officers—“Employee” Status—Texas Workforce Commission v. Harris County Appraisal District, 519 S.W.3d 113 (Tex. 2017)—Members of the Harris Count...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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Restraints Against Commerce—Contractual Penalty for Resignation—Rieves v. Buc-ee’s Ltd., ___ S.W.3d ___, 2017 WL 4557796 (Tex. App—Houston [14th Dist.] 2017)—The ...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 3 min read
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Retaliation—Proof of Causation—Discrimination in Promotion—Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County v. Ridley, ___ S.W.3d ___, 2017 WL 3910160 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2017)...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie ,  2 min read
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Time Limit for Filing Administrative Complaint—Effect of Pending Grievance or Appeal—Alamo Community College District v. Ryan, 2017 WL 4942858 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 20...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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Late Wage Payment—Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies—Garrett v. Prologistix, 2017 WL 4782508 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2017) (not for publication)—The Tex...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 2 min read
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Whistleblower Act—Evidence of Retaliatory Intent—Office of the Attorney General of Texas v. Rodriguez, ___ S.W.3d ___, 2017 WL 4586128 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2017)—Th...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 2 min read
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Whistleblower Act—Grievance Procedure—Public School Teachers—Whitney v. El Paso Independent School District, ___ S.W.3d ___, 2017 WL 3614149 (Tex. App.—El Paso 20...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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Whistleblower Act—Report of Violation of Law—County Immunity from Contract Liability— Patterson v. Marcantel, 2017 WL 4844514 (Tex. App.—Beaumont 2017) (not for p...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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—City of Pearsall v. Tobias, ___ S.W.3d ___, 2017 WL 3495137 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2017)—A public employment contract that provided severance pay of up to one year’s s...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read
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