Employment Rights

Texas Income Tax Laws

Texas stands out as a beacon of financial opportunity in the United States, largely due to its reputation as a tax-friendly state. This characteristic is most notably defined by the absence of a state income tax, a rarity among U.S. states that sets Texas apart and contributes to its allure for both individuals and businesses considering relocation. The decision to forgo a state income tax is rooted in a broader fiscal strategy that emphasizes alternative revenue streams such as sales and property taxes, which serve as the backbone of the state’s budget. This approach not only simplifies personal income management for residents but also positions Texas as an attractive destination for businesses looking to maximize their after-tax income.

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Paternity Leave in Texas

Paternity leave is a rapidly growing and expanding practice in the United States which, to the chagrin of many residents, still includes the state of Texas. It’s legality, requirement by companies within the state and what is entitled to new Texas fathers will be the subject of this page.

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Fired Because You’re Disabled? Find Out What To Do

Fired for being disabled in Texas? Wondering if you have rights? While Texas is notorious for being “business-friendly” in regards to workplace regulations, there are federal minimums that Texas businesses must abide by if they want to be in compliance with the law. Before this goes any further, know that it is illegal to fire someone due to their disability. However, the problem is going to be able to prove your case to the Jury that your employer fired you because you are disabled.

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Age Discrimination Laws Explained

Most of the protection that Texas employees have from age discrimination is regulated by the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. However while there are some relevant state laws dealing with the issue, we’ll focus on what makes Texas law particularly different. Additionally we’ll explain what is meant by age discrimination, what your rights are and what to do if you think you are the victim of age discrimination.

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What Are The Laws on Discrimination at Work?

Texas Workplace Discrimination can occur in several different ways. Each way, be it discrimination of age disability or gender, has different markers and different markers for identifying when it occurs. Regardless of how it happens, all forms of discrimination are illegal in the workplace. However, age, gender and disability discrimination aren’t the only forms of discrimination. We’ll go through the most common forms of discrimination on this page.

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What Holidays Does Texas Recognize?

Texas recognizes 9 separate federal holidays and 8 state specific holidays where employees are free to take the day off of work. We’ll go through those holidays and explain the circumstances in which Texas employees may still be required to work.

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How Long is Maternity Leave in Texas? Your Questions Answered

In Texas, where the rights of businesses and individuals seem constantly at war with each other, the length of Maternity Leave is a perennial issue. However it may, or may not, comfort you to know that if you are pregnant in the state of Texas you are guaranteed the minimum leave guaranteed by the Federal Government.

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Understanding Workers’ Compensation Laws In Texas

Being a conservative state, it will surprise very few that workers compensation laws in Texas heavily favor the employer. However that doesn’t mean that the employee is without rights. While it is true that the law emphasizes having the worker return to work as quickly as possible, the healthcare system (as well as insurance laws) are deeply entangled in the process.

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Texas Wrongful Termination Laws Explained

Given its conservative status and emphasis on the rights of employers, Wrongful Termination laws in Texas remain one of those perennial issues that undergo constant revision. On this page, which we’ll update as frequently as the laws change, we’ll go through the different ways which is illegal for your employer to fire you and what to do if you have been wrongfully fired by your employer.

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What is Texas Minimum Wage? Current Laws and Regulations

Texas minimum wages are among the lowest and most antiquated in the country. On this page we’ll cover minimum wage laws, who they apply to (and who they don’t), and compare these laws to other states. As statewide minimum wage can only be changed by federal law or the state legislature (which will not meet for another two years), this page will likely not be updated as often as other pages. However we will continue to improve it as new suggestions and information comes in.

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