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How Texas employers can (and can’t) use your biometric data

Employers across the country are increasingly using employees’ biometric data—e.g., fingerprints, retina scans and facial recognition software—as a form of identification. This technology offers a number of advantages to employers. Employee identification badges can be lost, and passwords can be stolen—which could give unauthorized persons access to sensitive company data. Biometric data, however, is not subject to either of these risks.

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.

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.

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