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Model Severely Injured After Walking Into Plane Propeller

A professional model from Texas recently lost a hand in an accident at an airport when she walked into a moving propeller after deplaning a small airplane at night. She was up and walking around after only a few days

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Texas Court Keeps Franchise Tax on Partnerships

The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that a business tax does not violate the state constitution and cleared the way for lawmakers as they attempt to change the tax in 2013. The tax enacted in 2006 was the first in

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Texas Moves to Number 1 For Business Climate

The Lone Star State passed North Carolina for the No. 1 spot on Site Selection Magazine’s ranking of top business climates. Texas had been in second place behind the Tar Heel State for almost a decade, but edged to first

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Severance Packages Should Be Closely Reviewed

As the country continues to slog through a tough economy, there are still companies choosing to downsize and many of those companies offer severance packages as a matter of policy. When an employee is let go and the company offers

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Texas Supreme Court Ruling Narrows Scope of Anti-Retaliation Law

The Supreme Court of Texas this year decided that some state employees cannot file retaliation claims if they were fired after filing for workers’ compensation. Employees of Texas political subdivisions, or government groups that are confined by a specific geographic

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OSHA Strengthens Whistleblower Investigation Manual

Employees who see violations in their workplace but are scared to bring them up because they fear for their jobs now have more broad access to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s whistleblower department. OSHA made clarifications to its Whistleblower

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First Transgender Judge in Texas History Arrives in Court

Phyllis Frye, formerly Philip Randolph Frye, recently became Texas’ first transgender judge. Frye was appointed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and unanimously approved by city council, to Associate Municipal Judge on November 17, marking an historical event for the transgender

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Two Dallas Companies Cited for Lead Exposure

OSHA cited two Dallas companies, Fortune Plastic and Metal Texas LLC, for allegedly repeating violations of exposing certain employees to lead. They failed health and safety inspections at their worksites and are facing $125,000 in penalties. A complaint was made

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Texas Wrongful Termination Verdicts are Mostly Retaliation Cases

More than half of retaliation cases consist mostly of Texas wrongful termination verdicts. A total of 63 percent of retaliation cases were filed by employees who alleged they were fired for filing workers compensation claims after being injured on the

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The Texas Veterans Commission Puts Veterans to Work

Created in 1927, the Texas Veterans Commission was formed to assist veterans during the Indian Wars, Spanish American War and World I. They have continued to support and advocate for veterans since then, often by helping them get the benefits

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