Federal Index of Topics



About the Authors

Introduction

1. Regulation of Pay and Hours of Work

  • Texas Payday Law
  • Unique Provisions
  • Summary of Payday Law Provisions
  • Bonuses
  • Commissions
  • Limitation on Work by Retail Employees

2. New Hire Reporting Law

3. Defamation of Employees

  • Blacklisting
  • Libel and Slander
  • False Light

4. Employee’s Privacy Rights

5. Employment At Will, Exceptions, Contracts

  • Exceptions to Employment at Will
  • Contractual Limitations on Employment at Will
  • Implied Agreements

6. Whistleblower Protection

7. Independent Contractors (Contract Labor)

8. Interference with Contracts

9. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

10. Right-to-Work and Collective Bargaining

  • Right-to-Work Law
  • Collective Bargaining and Unions

11. Employee’s Rights to Information

  • Personnel Files
  • Furnishing Written Reasons for Discharge

12. Restrictive Covenants

  • In General
  • Legislation
  • Court Ruling on Injunction Actions
  • Covenants Requiring a Forfeiture

13. Alcohol and Drug Testing

14. Employee Leaves

  • Leave for Attending Political Conventions
  • Voting
  • Witness Service
  • Jury Duty
  • Family / Medical Leave

15. Prohibited Retaliation

  • In General
  • Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
  • Retaliation for Reporting Abuse by Nursing Homes
  • Retaliation for Reporting Abuse of Hospital Patients
  • Retaliation for Withholding of Child Support Payments

16. Employment Discrimination

  • Texas Human Rights Act
  • The Standard of Proof
  • After Acquired Evidence in Discrimination Cases

17. Sex Harassment

18. Misrepresentation (Fraud)

  • Job Benefits
  • Employment

19. Negligent Hiring and Retention

20. Punitive Damage Limitations

  • Statutory Limitations
  • Defense Provided by Texas Workers’ Compensation Act

21. Unemployment Compensation

  • In General
  • Disqualifying Events

22. Garnishment of Wages

23. Protection of Trade Secrets

24. Workers’ Compensation

  • History
  • Purpose
  • Administration
  • Who’s Covered
  • Choosing Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Exclusive Remedy
  • Employees Covered by the Act
  • Drug-Free Workplace Policy
  • Non-Subscriber Employer
  • Notice Requirements
  • Accident Reporting
  • Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits
  • Death and Burial Benefits
  • Medical Benefits
  • Benefit Payments
  • Claims Handling
  • Disqualifying Exceptions
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Premium Cost and Incentives
  • Texas Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance

25. Arbitration of Employment Claims

26. Genetic Testing

  • Health and Safety

27. Workplace Safety

  • General
  • Right-to-Know Laws
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Employee Rights
  • Video Display Terminals

28. Averting Workplace Violence

29. Job Stress and The Workplace

Index of Authorities