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Survey: Employees feel pressured to drive while distracted

Do you feel obligated to drive while distracted for work? If so, you are not alone. According to recent surveys, many people who drive for work feel obligated to answer calls from their boss, respond to work emails and otherwise stay connected through their phones while on the road.

Employees: Understand these 4 common employment contract clauses

When you are ready to start a new job, signing paperwork can seem like little more than a formality. However, it is crucial that you read and take these documents seriously, especially when it comes to your employment agreement.

Retaliation for filing complaints may warrant Texas legal action

Many individuals may feel a sense of stress when faced with a difficult decision in the workplace. Because most Texas residents certainly want to remain employed, they may let serious infractions in the workplace go unreported in hopes of avoiding retaliation themselves. However, they may want to remember that unjust actions that result from employers due to filing reports for misconduct may deserve legal action.

Retaliation in the workplace may warrant legal action in Texas

Going through a difficult time can affect various areas of a person's life. If the situation becomes too overwhelming, it may even impact the individual's ability to work. However, certain protections may help parties get the help they need without suffering negative outcomes from their employers. Unfortunately, some workers may face retaliation anyway and have to determine the best manner in which to address their new difficulties.

Wrongful termination may give cause for legal action in Texas

Texas residents may be interested in one out-of-state man's employment law case. Reports stated that the man had worked for a nonprofit organization and was under contract for three years. His contract was to end next year, but he was recently fired from the organization. As a result of this occurrence, he is pursuing a wrongful termination case.

OSHA frowns on retaliation by employers against whistleblowers

Texas workers should know that federal law provides them with certain protections for whistleblowing. An employer is prohibited from retaliating against an employee for reporting wrongdoing, hazardous work conditions or other violations of the regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Even so, many employees are subjected to retaliation.

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