All Items: Texas

  • Texas Blocks Local Labor Laws

    July 25, 2023

    Under the Texas Regulatory Consistency Act, a number of local laws in Texas - including anti-discrimination ordinances in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio - will be preempted September 1.

  • Texas, Arkansas Are Latest States to Adopt CROWN Acts

    June 5, 2023

    Texas and Arkansas have become the latest two states to adopt CROWN Acts - laws that prohibit discrimination based on hairstyles often associated with race such as Afros, locks and braids.

  • Travel Assistance for Out-of-State Abortions Shielded by District Court Ruling

    March 10, 2023

    In a case with potentially significant implicants for employers, a federal district court has ruled that a Texas law criminalizing abortion does not prohibit organizations from helping people seeking abortions to travel out of state to access the procedure.

  • Diversity Hiring Initiatives Are Illegal, Texas Governor's Office Says

    February 14, 2023

    In a directive written last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warned state agencies and public universities in the state not to use diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in hiring.

  • Texas Negligent Hiring Case Nets $7 Billion-Plus Award

    August 1, 2022

    A cable company has been ordered to pay the massive award to the family of a Texas woman who was brutally murdered in her home by one of its employees. The award underscores the importance of pre-employment screening.

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