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In Texas, an employer can fire an employee for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all. However, an employer may not fire an employee in violation of a State or Federal Regulation protecting the employee. Not knowing what the laws are is NEVER a defense.

It’s easy to violate the law without even knowing it! Whether or not you realize you’ve violated a law is irrelevant. There are so many Federal and State laws that protect employees, an employer may inadvertently violate one or more without even realizing it. Let an experienced Employment Law Attorney help you protect your business.

Although not exhaustive, state and Federal laws enacted to ensure employees retain certain rights and protections include; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (amended in 1991), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended by the ADAAA of 2008, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA”), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), and the Texas Labor Code Chapters, 21, 22, 51, 61, 62 and 81.

BE A RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYER
BE AWARE
DON'T MISTAKE YOUR EMPLOYEE FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
UTILIZE PREVENTATIVE COUNSELING
DON’T HIRE OR CONTRACT WITH ILLEGAL ALIENS
FIGHT ERRONEOUS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CLAIMS
PAY EMPLOYEES FOR OVERTIME
IMPLEMENT A POLICY MANUAL