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The Legal Distinctions Among Discrimination, Harassment, & Retaliation

discrimination harassment retaliation

​​Texas has a history of being an employer-friendly state; however, federal and state laws prevent employers from illegal harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace. Employers are not legally allowed to hold certain personal characteristics against their employees. There are federal and state laws that protect workers from being treated differently based on traits including…

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A History of Remarkable Cases Through the Years

​​MehaffyWeber in its 75-year history has been lead counsel in many cases that have helped define Texas and national jurisprudence. MehaffyWeber was the trial counsel in the seminal case of Employers Casualty Co. v. Tilley, 496 S.W.2d 552 (Tex. 1973). Tilley was the first case to define the obligations of defense counsel that is retained…

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Potential Employee Non-Compete Violations

Non-Compete Violations

​​Many companies in Texas utilize employee non-compete agreements to protect their business interests and keep trade secrets from spreading through their industry. Recently, an executive order released by the White House on July 9, 2021 targets non-compete agreements and clauses in an alleged attempt to create a more open and competitive economy for workers. Many…

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COVID-19 OSHA Update

COVID-19 OSHA Update

​​As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and new variants of the virus emerge, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new emergency temporary standard (ETS) for the healthcare industry as well as recommendations for other industries on how to keep their employees and customers safe. These emergency rules show the dire situation currently…

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