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In Texas, workplace sexual harassment laws are changing to give employees more time to file claims against more types of businesses in the state, as two new laws went into effect on September 1, 2021. In the past, businesses with fewer than 15 employees were exempt from sexual harassment claims; however, these new laws apply to any company with at least one employee. Small business owners must now be aware that they may face allegations of sexual harassment from which they were previously shielded. Victims of sexual harassment often feel isolated and unheard, especially in the past when their claims…
Employees are expected to only use company property and assets appropriately and within the scope of their employment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as many employees have been caught misusing company assets for their own personal benefit. While many smaller infractions like using company stamps to send personal mail or taking home a box of staples may seem like “no big deal,” even the smallest misuse of company property is ill-advised and could be considered theft. When employees choose to misappropriate business funds, falsify hours worked to skim cash, or take cash out of the cash drawer, it…
Workers usually think their employers have their best interests in mind when setting policies, procedures, rules, and more. While we want to think the best of our employers, they may actually be exploiting their workers. Employees have legal rights and employers are required by law to respect and abide by those rights. What can an employee do when they believe their rights are being violated? Call an experienced employment lawyer for help. The Houston employment lawyers at Feldman & Feldman have extensive experience defending the rights of Texas workers. Employment law is very complex, as both state and federal laws…
Feldman & Feldman, in tandem with strategic partners, is investigating claims and filing lawsuits on behalf of individuals in Texas regarding the unauthorized, predatory lending tactics of EasyKnock, Inc. and EK Real Estate Services of NY, LLC. These parties have engaged in patently false and misleading practices designed to induce Texas homeowners into highly suspect agreements jeopardizing the ownership of their constitutionally protected homestead. Feldman & Feldman’s investigation of these companies has revealed what appear to be widespread violations of the Truth in Lending Act, 15 USC §1601 et seq., Federal Reserve Board of Regulation Z, 12 CFR §226, and…
After years of damage and frustration resulting from objects being thrown 19-stories onto its roof, Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore decided to finally fight back against the large hotel next door in the most unique yet appropriate way – with a full-color comic book lawsuit. The comic store filed a lawsuit in February against its hotel neighbor, the Crowne Plaza River Oaks, for negligence, nuisance, and trespass after the hotel’s guests threw a variety of objects down onto Third Planet’s roof causing significant damage. Some of the objects included fire extinguishers, ladders, luggage racks, plates, glasses, ceramic mugs, and cigarettes…
Whether buying a new home or investing in a commercial real estate project, hiring a real estate attorney is essential for ensuring every detail of your purchase is protected. Residential sellers and buyers often feel uncomfortable or unsure of how to proceed with selling their home or buying a new home, while commercial real estate transactions can be very large and expensive and may require more than just a real estate agent to negotiate. The guidance of a real estate lawyer can help make the process smooth and understandable. Do not hesitate to contact a Houston real estate attorney before,…
As an employer and an employee, it is incredibly beneficial to understand how employment law affects your workplace. Employment law governs the relationship between employers and workers. These laws ensure that workers are treated fairly and are able to work safely while also protecting employers’ livelihoods and businesses. Employment laws, also known as labor laws, are based on federal and state constitutions, administrative rulings, court opinions, and legislation. While many workers and business owners are aware of common labor laws – including the federal minimum wage, anti-discrimination laws, and overtime pay requirements – there are many misconceptions about…
When a business owner enters into a formal or informal agreement that will benefit their company, they do not usually expect an outside party to interfere with that relationship. Business owners depend on relationships and contracts with insurers, lenders, vendors, distributors, and contractors to successfully run their businesses. If a third party interferes with a contract or business relationship, it can be devastating to a business’s bottom line. Some examples of interference may include convincing a shared supplier to renege on a contract or a third party interrupting the sale of property to a business. If a third party unfairly…
Texas is considered an “at-will” employment state, meaning an employer can terminate an employee for any reason – no matter how trivial or irrational – or for no reason at all. Termination can happen at any time during an employee’s employment and for any legitimate purpose, which makes proving wrongful termination difficult. There are some exceptions that protect employees, including discriminating against or terminating an employee based on their national origin, gender, race, color, religion, disability, age, marital status, pregnancy, or citizenship status. It is important to understand what wrongful termination is in Texas as well as what is not…
Business litigation encompasses defending or resolving legal disputes between companies and other parties. In many instances, it is used to describe defending companies accused of misconduct or being sued for a variety of reasons. A business litigation lawyer is a legal professional who is able to manage both minor and significant legal concerns, including lawsuits, that a company may need to navigate as part of their business. Business litigation lawyers can guide and/or represent companies when any sort of conflict arises in different aspects of their day-to-day operations. Our experienced team is ready to help companies in and out of…