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Protecting your company against employee retaliation

Angry or upset employees can and do retaliate unfairly against their employers for slights ranging from personality differences to termination. According to Smart Business, employment dispute claims have increased in the past few years. Each year in Texas and throughout the rest of the country, more than 100,000 cases are filed against employers over the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's statutes.

Texas may prove to be national leader in business tort reform

Any company owner, whether the business is large or small, understands the importance of fair laws to protect the company in the event of a lawsuit. The outcome of business litigation can bring a corporation to its knees--and, unfortunately, many unfair lawsuits have been filed by unscrupulous entities with no regard to the harm they cause companies, customers and taxpayers.

Smartphone giant Samsung in contract dispute with Microsoft

In today's digital world, emerging technology is becoming as competitive and as lucrative as many other more traditional markets, such as real estate and commercial goods. In some cases, new technology is even surpassing other fields to become one of the fastest-growing and most successful industries today. Consumers need only look at the success of technology and Internet giants such as Apple and Google to understand the impact of digital technology on today's society. Many Houston businesses that deal in technology have great potential for success. However, there is also the chance of being involved in complicated litigation surrounding digital technology and intellectual property, including breach of contract lawsuits and more.

Texas meteorologist alleges station committed age discrimination

As the population ages, there are frequent claims from older workers that allege their employers discriminate against them. In some cases in Houston, companies may be accused of trying to force out more seasoned employees in order to bring in younger staff. Such allegations can quickly devolve into employment litigation that involves a host of accusations, as one recent incident illustrates.

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