Monthly Archives: April 2014

New Texas Supreme Court Case Helps/Hurts At-Will Status

On April 25, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court issued a decision in the Sawyer, et al. v. Du Pont case, which can be found here. The case involved questions from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the scope of

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Houston Mayor Proposes City Ordinance on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Houston is one of the few major cities in the country without a law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  Neither federal nor Texas law includes such a protected category, however, other Texas cities such as Austin and

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President Obama Targets Equal Pay

On April 8, President Obama issued two executive orders which will impact employers who do business with the federal government. First, the President made it unlawful for contractors to retaliate against employees who discuss their pay. Second, the President ordered the

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Congress Passes Rare Bipartisan Amendment to Obamacare

There is not a lot that Democrats and Republicans can agree on with respect to Obamacare, but on April 1, 2014 the President signed into law a Medicare bill which had a provision tucked inside that will bring some important

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