Labor & Employment

    The Harris County Judge instituted an order starting today through 11:59 pm June 30 that businesses require employees and customers to wear masks “when in an area or performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public”.  Businesses must post their policy in a conspicuous location so that employees and visitors are aware of the policy. This health policy…

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    Recent events involving the COVID-19 virus have brought up some questions about how to handle employees when business is not at full speed.  We’d like to share a few options that the Texas Workforce Commission has recommended to help you and your employees through this unprecedented time.  Option 1: Create a Shared Work Plan through the Texas Workforce Commission  You may be able to avoid fully laying off employees by submitting a Shared Work plan with the…

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    The Fuentes Firm successfully defended a trucking company in a wage claim lawsuit in Houston, Tx. The Plaintiff, trucking company’s former employee, sought damages from the trucking company for non-payment of wages and misappropriation of name and likeness. Robert Fuentes obtained a directed verdict in favor of the trucking company at trial. The Plaintiff claimed the trucking…

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