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Common reasons employees sue their bosses

It's a nightmare for a business owner when the company gets sued by an employee, particularly if the company is a smaller business. Unfortunately, many more people in Texas as well as other states may resort to litigation than in years past. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, wrongful termination cases increase every year.

Texas bat cave preserved in deal with real estate developer

When it comes to new construction in undeveloped areas, there is often the issue of balancing growth and nature. In a place like Texas - where employment is up and the population is booming - there is great potential for residential and commercial real estate development. This is great news for the state's economy, but sometimes growth can conflict with our natural resources and treasures.

Houston wage theft ordinance becomes model for other communities

Despite federal laws that require employers to pay employees the wages they are due, about 4.3 percent of workers throughout the U.S. are paid less than minimum wage, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At 6.4 percent, Texas is higher than the national average for unfair wages. Many businesses in the state, particularly construction companies, cheat their workers out of deserved pay by denying overtime wages, failing to pay the state-mandated minimum wage or even paying nothing at all.

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