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Does the fired Google memo writer have a wrongful discharge case?

You've heard the story. A Google software engineer recently made headlines by sending out a 10-page memo to other employees decrying the company's left-leaning bias and perpetuation of gender stereotypes as Google attempts to bring more women into tech and leadership roles. He argued that the company, a unit of Alphabet Inc., is hostile to conservative viewpoints and argued that the lack of women in leadership positions likely reflects biological differences instead of discrimination.

Wells Fargo claims unit bidder violated no staff-poaching clause

Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., or WFIS, is suing Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., a company that submitted a failed bid to buy the Wells Fargo unit. WFIS claims that Alliant gained insider knowledge while bidding to buy the unit and is using it in an "aggressive campaign" to poach top sales executives for its own benefit -- and much to the detriment of WFIS.

What is inappropriate behavior in the workplace?

As an employer in Houston, it’s important to ensure that your place of work is welcoming for everyone. In this case, certain inappropriate behavior in the workplace can be extremely problematic, especially when supervisory personnel fail to intervene. To this end, your business could be subject to a damaging lawsuit, which can have a wide range of harmful effects.

4 things to consider before asking employees to sign non-competes

Running a successful business in Texas is about much more than having a good product or service to offer. Business owners must also manage operational tasks like making employment decisions and complying with state and federal laws.

Is gender identity protected in the workplace?

For employers in Texas, creating an inclusive workplace is a must. This includes being sensitive to issues involving gender identity, of which many people lack a real understanding. Accordingly, it’s important for business owners to be fully aware of the law to ensure they remain compliant to all relevant statutes.

What constitutes harassment?

Employers in Houston must be vigilant about preventing harassment for the good of their workers as well as their businesses. However, instances of harassment are not always cut and dry. In some cases, seemingly minor incidents can become huge legal hassles if not handled appropriately. To this end, it’s important for you to know exactly what constitutes harassment so that you can react accordingly.

What should I know about tipped workers in Texas?

If you are an employer in Texas, remaining in compliance with pertinent wage and hour laws is essential. This is especially true if your business employs tipped workers, who are subject to a separate set of rules in terms of how they should be compensated. Employers can easily run afoul of regulations without the right knowledge, which will quickly lead to legal trouble for you and your business.

What happens when a discrimination complaint is made?

As a Houston business owner, you no doubt want the best environment for your workers. However, discrimination claims can occur, and such claims are often extremely damaging to your business overall. Accordingly, it’s important for employers to be aware of the complaint process to ensure they remain in compliance.

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