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When Do You Need a Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer? Via Jackson Spencer Law. In this overview, the attorneys at Jackson Spencer Law explain that pregnancy discrimination is prohibited under several federal laws, including: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These laws prohibit employers from discriminating against pregnant employees, recently pregnant employees, or those who have recently given birth.

When Do You Need a Disability Discrimination Lawyer? Via Jackson Spencer Law. Discrimination against disabled employees is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal law that provides protection for individuals in the workplace and prohibits discrimination based on disability. With this overview from Jackson Spencer Law, those who suspect they might be facing disability discrimination can learn more about their situations.

What to Do When a Complaint is Filed with the Texas Real Estate Commission, by Brousseau, Naftis & Massingill’s Arianna Smith. Any person involved in real estate agents’ daily work affairs (whether another agent, broker, or client) can affect their licenses with one single complaint to TREC. However, writes Arianna Smith, if a complaint is filed, there is one important thing to understand for any license holder going through the process: as a professional license holder, you have the legal right to be heard and tell your side of the story.

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When Do I Need a Gender Discrimination Lawyer? via Jackson Spencer Law. In this discrimination practice overview, employee rights firm Jackson Spencer Law provides resources for employees to determine whether they are being discriminated against at work, and what their next steps might be if they are facing discrimination.

Spouses Have a Fiduciary Duty, Until They ‘Lawyer Up’ for Divorce, by The Law Office of Carol A. Wilson’s Carol Wilson. According to the Texas Supreme Court, married spouses have a fiduciary duty to each other until they “lawyer up” for a divorce. However, writes family lawyer Carol Wilson, there are certain exceptions, which she explores in her April blog post.

Evolving Marijuana Laws Leave Employers Dazed and Confused, by Clouse Brown’s Alyson Brown. As more states legalize recreational and medical marijuana, employers and employees alike have questions about workplace drug policies and practices that may be outdated in light of recent legislative action. Employment attorney Alyson Brown discusses what employers should do to establish policies in compliance with the patchwork of state and federal laws.

What to Know About Property Settlements in Texas, by The Law Office of Carol A. Wilson’s Carol Wilson. In this blog post, family lawyer Carol Wilson explains the 3 types of case and/or property settlement methods in Texas family law cases, and how each settlement document has pros and cons, depending on the facts of the case.

Race Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation, via Jackson Spencer Law. In this practice area page dedicated to race discrimination in the workplace, employee advocacy firm Jackson Spencer Law provides helpful definitions, descriptions and next steps for those who believe they are victims of race discrimination.

New Law Could Mean Changes to Your Company’s Employee Arbitration Agreements, by Clouse Brown’s Alyson Brown. Following the passage of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 into law, employers with employment arbitration provisions that include a requirement to arbitrate sexual harassment and/or sexual assault claims should revisit and amend their arbitration agreements to comply with the Act. Executive employment attorney Alyson Brown has the details employers need to know.

Farewell to Mica Cheshier, and Welcome to Crystal Guevara and Amy Morgan, via Brousseau, Naftis & Massingill. Brousseau Naftis & Massingill recently said goodbye to a longtime member of their law firm family: Mica Cheshier retired after a 36-year career as a family law paralegal and five years at their firm. Although nobody can replace Mica in their hearts, they are thrilled to welcome Crystal Guevara, who joined us as a paralegal in November, and Amy Morgan, who joined in February.

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