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Q: Is a company allowed to separate from you without giving a valid reason?

I was at the corporate location in Desoto Tx working/training and was informed of the separation last minute and not given a valid reason. Now I am unexpectedly unemployed and no one from the company is taking my calls emails or texts to answer my general questions about compensation insurance and... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on May 24, 2022

Texas is an at-will employment state, meaning you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all. Thus, employers do not need to provide a reason for an employee's termination.

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Q: My employer informed me today they were holding my paycheck because a customer threatened to sue.

Salary and commission based employee. They technically tried to fire me but realized they couldn’t do the job that I brought to the table to bring in more money for company. So, they decided to let me do everything from home but the details of that are still murky. I’ve still been doing the job... Read more »

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Q: In Texas, is it illegal to disclose sensitive work related incidents about a co-worker to THEIR spouse?

- Spouse is not an employee.

- I have an existing and prior relationship to both the co-worker and spouse OUTSIDE of work.

- It's not a violation of company policy (already checked).

I'm only asking about legality.

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Q: Is an employer, in the state of TEXAS, required to reimburse an employee for mileage in their personal vehicle.

I can find online articles, but not official labor law type of information.

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Q: I was involved in a incident at work. Two employees did the same thing before me and there was no written procedures

Done until it happened to me. I feel like my employer is using me as an example.

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Q: Hello, what do I need to provide for being wrongfully terminated, or how do I start this process?

I was employed for TEGNA for over 10 years. I was terminated on 5/19/22 due to being out of policy on releasing someones background check. I was not given a warning, or Final Warning, or a PIP. There is no official policy that I actually signed either. I'm not sure if I have a case but I have... Read more »

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Q: What do I do if my boss kissed me.

I work at a small restaurant. I have been working there for 8 months. Last month my boss has been very flirty with me and started touching my body . Started with a hand on the back saying I’m doing a good job then escalated from there such as him grabbing my waist or rubbing his hands down my... Read more »

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Q: A local employer rescinded my signed offer letter AFTER I resigned from my previous job. Do I have any legal recourse?

The offer letter contains mine and the employer's signature, the agreed upon salary, and my start date. The director called me and said the person I was replacing changed her mind and wanted her job back. They gave it to her since she was a good and long standing employee. If my current... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on May 17, 2022

While a review of the document you signed would be necessary to answer this question, job offer letters are usually not considered enforceable contracts. As a result, an employer can rescind a job offer for any reason, even if the employee has already signed an offer letter.

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Q: Can I be let go from a teaching job for lack of electrical knowledge? Complicated situation

The school I’m at had a blown transformer that evacuated the building for a day. About 4-5 days later on the playground a student put her hand in a floodlight hole that I was not aware had wires in it. She came to me saying her hand was burning and was sent to the school nurse then sent home. She... Read more »

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Q: Can I file for nonpayment of wages from an employer in MO when I live in TX with the Texas Workforce Commission?

I'm an independent contractor (website blogging) residing and working in Texas

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Q: I was wrongfully terminated becuz of investigation was done properly

They didn't investigate the allegations I told them about in the past they were serious and wasn't investigated at all

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Q: Is it legal for my work too ask me too wax my eyebrows??

Had a meeting with my doctor and someone she hired basically saying that want too work on my introduction towards people and all this stuff. when the meeting started it ending up being a whole discussion about my eyebrows that some patients “complained” when i’ve been getting nothing but... Read more »

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Q: What is Texas law regarding an employer deducting wages from a negative pto?

I currently have a negative pto balance because I asked for time off in July of this year. I have not taken the time off and I plan to quit soon. Can my employer deduct this from my last paycheck although I will not be able to take the time off since I will quit before then?

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Q: How often do employers have to pay out overtime in the state of Texas?

My employer banks our overtime. Once we reach over 100 hours they will pay the overtime down to 100 hours. The 100 hours does not pay out until you leave their agency.

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Q: Texas, regarding Salaried and Hourly wage employees 1: Can an employer forbid employees from carpooling?

Other questions:

2: Can an employer, who has entered into a salaried employment contract that states it terminates upon the termination of the employee, force said employee to switch to hourly/wage pay and completely disregard the employment contract

3: Can an employer change the... Read more »

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Q: Husband's work asking for doctor's note to be changed to reflect all dates he was absent. Is this legal?

Basically, husband works for state and has tons of sick time. He used some and brought a doctor's note that said he could return next day. He was still sick and didn't come back til day after. Now they are threatening to write him up if he cannot provide a doctor's note to... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on May 3, 2022

Yes, employers are permitted to require documentation supporting the illness or injury if the employee takes time away from work due to an illness or injury.

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Q: How do I start the process of suing my employer USPS for unpaid wages

After noticing continuous missing wages from my pay I asked the union rep for a years audit. I was told there was no such thing and it was my responsibility to keep up with my pay. I have proof that management willfully and purposely cheats carriers out of earned fund. I myself along with coworkers... Read more »

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Q: Can employer terminate you for missing 2 days of work due to not being paid ? I’m full time get paid biweekly hourly

My check was late so I didn’t show up for my shift for 2 days and was let go even though I wasn’t compensated for the hours worked the previous 2 weeks. One manager said I wasn’t and the other said I was

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Apr 26, 2022

Your employer is permitted to terminate your employment in this situation, but they are still responsible for paying you for the time you have worked.

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Q: I work for this guy that pays the roof over my head instead of cash. I have no days off without him calling he threathe

Me whenever he’s under stress. I clean 8houses and do other stuff when told to do so

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