Employment Law News, Articles & Insights

Employment Law News, Articles & Insights

Message for new potential clients considering a wrongful termination claim

Due to the high volume of inquiries, individuals seeking representation for potential wrongful termination or any other discrimination/retaliation claims are strongly encouraged to first read the following three articles: What qualifies as employment discrimination or wrongful termination? The process of suing your employer for wrongful termination. How to value a wrongful termination case.  If you would then like Mr. Sud to then evaluate your potential claims, please read the FAQ's ... Read more

Message for new potential clients facing a temporary restraining order or temporary injunction (non-compete, non-solicitation, or breach of contract dispute)

If you have been informed of, or served with, a new lawsuit filed by your former employer against you seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) or temporary injunction (TI) for issues such as a non-compete, non-solicitation, or breach of contract, please contact Mr. Sud directly at nsud@sudemploymentlaw.com with the case information (or copy of the lawsuit). Also, if you're needing advice about post-employment restrictions contained in a contract with your current or former employer, please ... Read more

What qualifies as employment discrimination or wrongful termination in Texas?

Many employees who have been fired feel they have been "discriminated" against and want to sue for wrongful termination. However, there are only a handful of terminations that are truly unlawful, such as those based on one's sex, race, disability, age (if over 40), religion, color, or national origin. Or those who have been retaliated against based on engaging in a protective activity (such as complaining about harassment or possible discriminatory treatment based on one of the above reasons, or ... Read more

April 27, 2022 Employment Law Update – Continuing Education CLE presentation by Nitin Sud

Topics: Changes to Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code relating to sexual harassment; update on COVID in the workplace; FLSA update (day-rate case and tip-credit rules) Click here to access PowerPoint presentation   ... Read more

EEOC issues further guidance on COVID-19 as it relates to disability (ADA) laws

See here - https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws   ... Read more

What to do if your employer is requiring you to get the COVID vaccine.

Get the vaccine.  You will stay employed, as well as lower/eliminate your chances of getting COVID and spreading it to others. ... Read more

Are you owed unpaid wages or overtime?

Click here for more information   ... Read more

EEOC updates guidance on COVID-19 and the ADA, addressing vaccinations

On December 16, 2020, the EEOC updated its guidance on COVID-19 and disability-related matters. See here - https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws. This recent update was primarily to account for issues concerning vaccinations, which employers may be allowed to require, subject to some exceptions and accommodations. ... Read more

Texas Laws Protect Nurses from Wrongful Termination and Other Adverse Employment Actions

Remember that nurses have rights! Nurses are obligated to protect patients and report potential violations or misconduct.  A nurse’s license could be at risk if he/she fails to act appropriately.  The Texas legislature has created laws to protect nurses in their employment to discourage retaliation for their compliance with the Nursing Practice Act and other laws.  The following are a few key laws that all nurses should be aware of: Section 301.352 of the Texas Occupations Code prevents ... Read more

Supreme Court rules that employers cannot discriminate against employees based on sexual orientation

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major landmark ruling that holds that Title VII prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace.  Finally, now gay and transgender employees may pursue sex discrimination claims. The full decision (Bostock v. Clayton County) can be accessed here - Bostock decision. Notable quotes from the decision: "An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII." "An employer violates ... Read more