Galena Park, Texas Employment Lawyers
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Texas Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
Texas Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
Dedicated Employment Law Attorney! Protecting Employees’ Rights & Interests!
Linda is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also a certified mediator, with experience mediating a variety of civil suits, and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Linda has been recognized by Thomson Reuters among the Texas Super Lawyers in civil litigation defense in every year of voting. She was...
Judith is a qualified mediator for general civil disputes under the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act and has served as a volunteer mediator for the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center.
Judith earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 1979. She earned her J.D. in 1985 from...
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Texas Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
Rivaling Colby’s passion for justice is his in-depth and intimate knowledge of the strategies and tactics of those attorneys he faces. He has spent many years in the trenches defending clients against wrongful injury lawsuits. He successfully defended his...
After completing his undergraduate studies, Attorney Nguyen attended Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, which has been ranked number one in achieving diversification in its student body.
Attorney Nguyen has worked as an Attorney for private law firms and...
Ms. St. John graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School. At Tulane, Ms. St. John was the Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property. Her comment, Slowing Down High-Speed Trading: Why the SEC Should Allow a New Exchange a Chance to Compete , was published in Volume 19. Ms. St. John was...
Since his law school graduation, Mr. Canche has worked at some of the country’s most prestigious law firms, where he has represented Plaintiffs in large personal injury, medical malpractice, commercial litigation, product...
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Houston , TX
Problems in the workplace?
Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.
This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.
Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.
Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.
Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.
Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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