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How to Prove a Case of Workplace Discrimination

You have rights as an employee and if they have been discriminated against, it is crucial that you take action. These rights include the right to work in an environment that is free from ...
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Pregnancy Discrimination: What Are Your Rights?

Have you been wrongfully terminated for being pregnant in Houston or have had your rights otherwise discriminated against? The state of Texas has specific laws set in place to protect the rights of ...
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How to Submit a Minimum Wage Violation Claim in Texas

Are you bringing home less at the end of your pay schedule than you anticipated? Are you finding unexplained gaps in your hours worked? What about random little deductions that you don’t ...
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Texas Payday Law - What Is It?

In Texas, anyone who is compensated for services of any kind, except close relatives and independent contractors, is considered an employee. Any employee in Texas is covered by the Texas Payday Law, ...
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What to Look for If You Think Your Being Underpaid

Most everyone will admit that they’d like to get paid a little more for the work they do. But for some people, the sentiment is less of a workplace musing and more of a serious concern. ...
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Connect with Moore & Associates Online

At Moore & Associates, we are committed to assisting our clients with all of their employment law needs. With nearly 15 years of experience, you can count on the services we offer to ensure that ...
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Wage & Overtime Rights for Homecare Workers

One of the fastest growing career fields in the country is that of direct care workers as more and more elders hit the retirement age each year. It may come as an unwelcome surprise then that the ...
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EEOC Proposes Changes to EEO-1 Report, Employers Frustrated

In January 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed significant changes to annual EEO-1 reports in an attempt to pinpoint causes and incidents of pay discrimination across the ...
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Hiring an Employment Attorney & The Questions You Should Ask First

Lawsuits between you and your employer are sure to strike a few nerves as matters progress. You trusted them to take care of you and pay you fairly for doing your work, but somewhere along the line, ...
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Do I Have a Wage-Hour Dispute, and Will I Need a Lawyer?

Employers and their parent companies don’t just stumble into their positions of power or get there by luck. They need to have some familiarity with running a business and a considerable set of ...
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EEOC Charge of Discrimination Time Limits

If you believe that you have been a victim of discrimination in the workplace due to a protected characteristic such as race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, you can take ...
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Attorneys Moore, Owens and Hesse are 2016 Super Lawyers®

Our team at Moore & Associates is proud to announce that Houston Employment Law Attorney Melissa Moore and Senior Associates Curt Hesse and Rochelle Owens have all secured spots in the 2016 list ...
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Amazon Getting Sued by Drivers for Unpaid Overtime

Amazon is arguably the online retail source to go to when you need virtually anything and you want it soon. After launching its Prime Now program – which promises delivery within just an hour or ...
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Overtime Exemptions in Texas

Do you have reason to believe that you are the victim of an overtime violation at your workplace? The idea of working more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week can understandably seem unbearable to ...
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How the Supreme Court's Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Affects Employment Law

Now that “domestic partnerships” are, more or less, a thing of the past due to the United States Supreme Court’s historic ruling that legalized same-sex marriages nationwide, ...
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What is a Hostile Work Environment?

According to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), every employee America deserves a safe, harassment-free workplace. And yet, inappropriate or aggressive behavior is still ...
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Policies for Same-Sex Partners Under the Family Medical Leave Act

Due to a final decision by the United States Department of Labor that took effect on March 27 th, 2015, state rulings on same-sex marriages no longer affect Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ...
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Thousands of Oil Workers Suffering from Wage Violations

According to recent government findings, 1,300 oil patch workers in the Permian Basin have been severely underpaid over the course of their employment. So severely, in fact, that reports indicate more ...
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Attorney Melissa Moore Nominated for the 2014 Super Lawyers® List

Attorney Melissa Moore, founding attorney of Moore & Associates, has been formally nominated for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list of 2014. Super Lawyers are attorneys who have been ...
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