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Texas companies to contribute less to pensions under new law

Many people in San Antonio are among the 50 percent of Americans who are relying heavily on pensions for retirement. These workers may be concerned that a new law allows companies to contribute billions of dollars less to pension funds.

Hearing-impaired woman sues Texas agency for wrongful termination

Disabled San Antonio residents have employment rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability not only in the employment arena, but also in state and local government, public accommodations, transportation, telecommunications and commercial facilities.

Class action discrimination suit filed in Texas against Firestone

Workers here in San Antonio are protected from being discriminated at work both under Texas state and federal employment laws. Employers may not deny employment or promotions to job applicants, or fire employees, based on any of the following classifications: race, gender, national origin, age, religion, pregnancy or disability, among others.