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Texas Employee Files Lawsuit for Unpaid Wages

Texas Employee Files Lawsuit for Unpaid Wages July 26, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Texarkana, TX A Texas employment lawsuit has been filed in Texas, alleging Harte-Hanks failed to properly pay employees for all hours worked. The Texas labor lawsuit was filed by an employee who worked at the company’s call center in Texarkana, Texas, and alleges that she and other employees were not paid for all time spent logging in to call systems or all time in administrative tasks at the end of the shift.
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Microsoft to Pay $2 Million in Workplace Bullying Case

Microsoft to Pay $2 Million in Workplace Bullying Case October 4, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Austin, TXMichael Mercieca kept the faith and after seven years finally saw the courts order Microsoft to pay for bullying him to a near breaking point.
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An Interview with Michael Mercieca—The Man Who Fought Microsoft and Won

An Interview with Michael Mercieca—The Man Who Fought Microsoft and Won August 19, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Austin, TX It is hard to imagine what Michael Mercieca’s life has been like the last seven years.
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Robert “Bob” French, Beloved Bryan/College Station Chief Meteorologist Files Federal Lawsuit Against KBTX

Robert “Bob” French, Beloved Bryan/College Station Chief Meteorologist Files Federal Lawsuit Against KBTX July 28, 2014. By LAS Staff Writer.
Bryan/College Station, TX, July 28, 2014 (Press Release) Robert “Bob” French, Chief Meteorologist and Weathercaster employed by CBS affiliate KBTX in Bryan and College Station for 23 years has filed a federal lawsuit against KBTX claiming breach of contract, age and disability discrimination, harassment and retaliation as well as violations against the Federal Medical Leave Act.
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LawyersandSettlements.com Interviews Attorney Roy Pollack About The Recent Microsoft Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Decision

LawyersandSettlements.com Interviews Attorney Roy Pollack About The Recent Microsoft Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Decision July 16, 2014. By LAS Staff Writer.
After a drawn-out legal battle in Texas, a decision for the plaintiff was returned by the jury in the Microsoft wrongful termination lawsuit. LawyersandSettlements.com recently interviewed one of the plaintiff’s attorneys, Roy Pollack, to learn more about the case.Austin, TX (July 16, 2014):
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Plaintiffs in Texas Lawsuit Seek Pay for Riding Company Bus

Plaintiffs in Texas Lawsuit Seek Pay for Riding Company Bus July 1, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Beaumont, TX A large number of Texas-based employees associated with RMF Nooter Inc. are unhappy with their employer with regard to a lack of compensation for travel time, and are participating in a class-action lawsuit citing violations to Texas Employment and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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Texas Employment: Construction Workers Subject to Violations of Their Rights

Texas Employment: Construction Workers Subject to Violations of Their Rights June 12, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
San Antonio, TX If you take any given industry, there is an expectation that some employers will violate workers’ rights and treat employees unfairly. When it comes to Texas employment, however, construction workers appear to be victims of rampant violations of state and federal labor laws. That's according to a 2013 report that examined how construction workers in the state are treated, and how their Texas employment rights are violated.
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Texas Employment Law: Independent Contractors vs. Employees

Texas Employment Law: Independent Contractors vs. Employees May 29, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Dallas, TX It's a situation that occurs again and again: in violation of federal and state labor laws, employees are misclassified as independent contractors. While the problem may seem small, it means that employers across the country, including in Texas, may be underpaying their workers and not providing them with proper benefits. This is why lawsuits alleging violations of Texas employment law have sprung up, with employees attempting to protect their rights under Texas labor law.
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Bullied Microsoft Employee Gave His “Heart and Soul” to the Company

Bullied Microsoft Employee Gave His “Heart and Soul” to the Company May 23, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Austin, TX The jury in a high-drama Texas employment lawsuit recently ordered Microsoft to pay $11.6 million to Michael Mercieca, a former senior sales executive who successfully sued the super company for allowing a group of employees to create a hostile work environment where Mercieca was harassed, bullied and retaliated against.
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Plaintiffs in Texas Employment Lawsuit Settle “Souper” Wage Dispute

Plaintiffs in Texas Employment Lawsuit Settle “Souper” Wage Dispute May 15, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Carrolton, TX A nationally recognized and well-known restaurant chain with roots in Texas has been hit with a Texas Employment class-action lawsuit alleging that tipped workers have been underpaid, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other statutes.
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