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August 2012 Archives

EEOC to deter discrimination by increasing settlement size

Both Dallas-area businesses and its workers will be interested to learn that the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently been pursuing cases against large corporations with many employees in hopes of deterring discrimination on a grander scale.

Questions of privacy in employment law arise from FDA monitoring

Federal employees working out of Dallas may need to be concerned that the federal government is monitoring their private email accounts and tracking how they spend their time on the Internet. This concern was sparked by recent reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration used spy software to find out everything that some of their employees did on their computers. Some of the information, including employee bank account records and online passwords, apparently leaked onto the web through a private contractor.

Texas migrant workers allege mistreatment by agribusiness giant

According to a group of Texas migrant workers, the Monsanto Company, a leader in agribusiness, paid the workers substandard wages and did not follow through with promises they had made. The workers have filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging violations of their employee rights.

Businesses must recognize employee rights under FMLA

Employees in the Dallas area may be interested to know that, if they work for a business employing at least 50 individuals, it is likely that they are protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act. This act requires businesses to make certain employee rights known to its workers.

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