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November 2014 Archives

What's ERISA?

If you're like many people in Texas who have only started looking into pensions and retirement plans recently, you may be overwhelmed with information. When you see ERISA written, you simply ask, "What is that?" This is a good question, because ERISA does a lot to protect your funds and your future.

Understand your rights under a severance agreement in Texas

Did you know that under Texas law, if you've been terminated or laid off, you may be asked to sign a severance agreement? Before you sign it, you need to understand what it means for you legally. Normally, when you sign a severance agreement, you're waiving your rights to any and all legal claims against your employer for being terminated.

Sexual harassment turns violent in Texas case

This news out of Texas may be frightening for those who worry about sexual harassment in the workplace. A Nov. 7 story reported that a man faced months of sexual harassment at work at a local Kroger, and when he reported it, he received a death threat from the person who had been harassing him. Your workplace has a responsibility to keep you safe from this kind of situation, which is why it's vital to always report such behavior and take steps to get the help you need.

Your benefits following a wrongful termination continue in Texas

Have you lost a job due to a wrongful termination in Texas? Losing your job in that way can be heartbreaking and stressful, but there are ways to make sure you continue to get the money and benefits you need. Make sure you take these steps to keep yourself covered while you pursue your wrongful termination lawsuit.