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Workplace retaliation: an increasingly common problem in the U.S.

Workplace retaliation constitutes nearly 45 percent of all workplace discrimination claims, according to a recent report. This number represents a steep increase compared to 22 percent two decades ago. Experts say that vulnerable populations—immigrants and low-income workers—are especially susceptible to such treatment.

Poor working conditions for day laborers in the wake of Harvey

The disastrous effects of Hurricane Harvey have left much of Houston in a state of ruin. The enormous job of cleaning up the homes and businesses that were hit by the storm has resulted in increased work for day laborers.

When are children under 14 permitted to work in Texas?

The labor laws protecting children vary widely across the United States. In Texas, 14 is generally considered the minimum age of employment. One exception to this rule, however, is children working in the entertainment industry. Child actors of any age are permitted to work in Texas. However, the law has certain protections in place for such children.

How do I file an employment discrimination complaint in Texas?

The state of Texas defines employment discrimination as any unfair treatment on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, age or pregnancy. Such treatment could include refusing to hire a particular individual or giving an existing employee disadvantages because of any of the above factors.

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