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You have protection against age discrimination in Texas

Age discrimination isn't often spoken about in Texas, but it can be as volatile as any other kind of discrimination in the workforce. Federal and state laws restrict employers from being able to discriminate against job applicants and employees due to their ages.

Is an employment contract good or bad in Texas?

There are a number of pros and cons for written contracts in Texas, both for an employer and an employee. First of all, your written contact will have a number of facts in it that you've agreed to. It should note the term of employment, the responsibilities you have as an employee, the benefits you'll receive as an employee, the vacation and sick day policies, nondisclosure agreements, ownership agreements, assignment clauses, the method of dispute resolution, grounds for termination and other important facts.

Let ERISA protect your retirement funds in Texas

You may be thinking about starting a retirement account through work in Texas, but do you know if it's protected? Fortunately, the answer is simple. ERISA, also known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, has been in effect since the year 1974. Its purpose is to regulate the pension plans of employees and to help regulate certain other benefits.

You have rights in your workplace in Texas

What are your rights as an employee in Texas? You have many, especially when you're under contract with an employer. Employment law covers your rights and obligations as an employee as well as the rights and obligations of your employer. Did you know that your rights extend to issues such as workplace discrimination, wages and taxation, wrongful termination and workplace safety? You have many rights, like a right to a safe workplace, and if your rights are infringed on, you may have a case.

How can you tell if you were wrongfully terminated in Texas?

Have you been laid off or fired in Texas? Do you feel like the circumstances were inappropriate? If they really were, you may be able to get your job back or seek compensation for the trouble you've been put through due to your wrongful termination. If your firing was unlawful, you may consider bringing a case against your employer. You may be able to request a severance package or other settlement if getting your job back isn't acceptable.