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Employment Law Updates 2017

Published on Jan 26, 2017

This important webinar provides insight on new laws and regulations affecting California employers, and important developments in employment law that will impact your workplace in the coming year. The presenter, Erick J. Becker, head of the Labor and Employment practice, provides clear explanations on the practical impact of changes taking effect in 2017, and steps employers need to take to insure compliance. Webinar topics include:

• Extension of the Fair Pay Act to require equal pay based on race and ethnicity
• Limits on criminal background inquiries
• Changes in the requirements for providing rest periods
• Domestic Violence notice requirements
• City and county minimum wage and sick pay ordinances
• Effect of legalization of marijuana

Maintaining legal compliance with the complex web of employment laws and regulations is more difficult than ever. Please watch this important webinar so your company is prepared for the changes taking effect in 2017.

You can also see some of the new changes that have taken effect at our employment lawyer website.

More Employment Law Updates…

Most people don’t realize that Employment attorneys help clients who have been victimized by on the job discrimination or illegal and / or unfair treatment.

Expert legal representation can help you protect your legally guaranteed rights in the work place, and begin to get your life back on track. Don’t stand for bullying in the work place or any form of discrimination.

If you need to speak to an employment lawyer in Houston, then give us a call at (713) 236-1400 or visit our main website at www.Litigation-Houston.com


5 reasons why you should move from California to Texas

5 reasons why you should move from California to Texas

The life in California is busy and expensive. If you are finding it difficult to adjust to the lifestyle in California, then you may move to Texas. Texas offers a much decent lifestyle. Here are 5 reasons why you should move to Texas.

Low living cost

You don’t have to spend much to get a good quality of life in Texas. Food, health care and rents are lower in this region. Gas and electricity are cheap here as well.

We spoke with an estate planning attorney who helps clients with special needs trusts, and it turns out that a lower cost of living can extend your retirements savings out many years. So keep that in mind when you are deciding where to live.

Cheaper real estate

Texas has lots of land. You can buy property at a much cheaper price here compared to the other states. There are some expensive lands; but on average you can get a home for a reasonable price.

Low unemployment

The unemployment rate of Texas is low. Many companies have their offices in Texas and so create more job opportunities. The younger population is more here.

Good schools

Texas has some very good schools. In fact, Texas is renowned for it’s strong education system. They take care of minorities and economically disadvantaged children as well. You can also home-school your children in Texas.

Weak unions

Unlike other states, no one will force you to join unions. You can enjoy your freedom at work. So, you can concentrate on your work instead of joining unions.

Texas is a wonderful place to live in. If you are someone who enjoys freedom, then Texas is the right place for you.



California Real Estate Market vs. Texas Market

It seems like more people are moving out of California (as the local economy declines), and moving into the Lone Star State (because their economy is perpetually awesome).

Top 5 Things to Know About Moving to Texas

  1. Tex-Mex: Here in Cali., we have the best Mexican food. I love Robertos burritos. However, in Texas, they don’t actually have Mexican food, they have this atrocity called Tex-Mex…which is “like” Mexican food, only worse.
  2. Texas Houses: You can buy an awesome house in Texas for next to nothing. We just listed 3 Southern Trails Pearland houses for sale, and you could literally buy all three of them for the price of one mediocre 2 bedroom house in San Diego.

Here are a few housing options in Houston Medical Center townhouses (the Med Center is one of Houston’s prestigious neighborhoods…

3. Texans drive everywhere: There is plenty (and I mean plenty) of land available in Texas. They generally build out and not up. This creates sprawling cities with horrible public transportation options. Therefore, Texans drive everywhere.

4. You will see the Texas Flag…everywhere: Texans are freaking fanatical about state pride. I guarantee you have never seen anything like it.

5. Every one in TX is a Realtor. One out of three adults in Houston is a real estate agent. They buy and sell homes over there like we buy and sell clothes.


Top 5 colleges in California

Top 5 colleges in California

California is a popular destination for students. It is the home to some of the top ranking universities in the world. According to this year’s reviews, here are the top 5 colleges in California.

Stanford University

This is a private research university that is located on an 8180 acre campus. It is one of the top universities in the world. It has a very good library system with more than 8 million volumes. The programs offered at the university are Business, Education, Earth Sciences, Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, Law, and Medicine.

California Institute of Technology

It is a private research institute that offers programs in Biochemistry, Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Computation and Neural Systems, Environmental Science and Engineering, etc. it’s high level research facilities has contributed to NASA and other organizations.

University of Southern California

The university is renowned for its research activities. It offers programs in Accounting, Business, Architecture, Education, Communication and Journalism and many more.

University of California, Los Angeles

The faculties of the university include Nobel Laureates. The university receives the maximum numbers of applications each year. The campus is beautiful. There are gardens, fountains and museums.

University of California, Berkeley

It is one of the most renowned public universities in the U.S. The university provides the environment for creative thinking and revolutionary research opportunities. It offers the highest number of graduate programs.

If you are thinking of getting admission to a college in California, then you must take preparations beforehand. The competition is huge here. You will have to work hard to get a place in one of the good colleges in California.


Attorney for Food Poisoning Personal Injury

Attorney for Food Poisoning Personal Injury

One question we get asked a lot is what legal recourse do I have if I am injured as a result of the food I consume.

Here, we are all about safety, and food safety specifically. However, if you are injured as a result of food poisoning, then you first need to contact a doctor or maybe even the emergency room.

Once your health is safe and in stable condition, then it is time to begin thinking about contacting a personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case.

One of our favorites is Sigmon Law, PLLC – Personal Injury Attorneys.

You can easily befriend this personal injury lawyer on Facebook, or just check out one of his videos there.

What Kind of Lawyer Helps Food Poisoning Victims?

There are a few different types of lawyers that you would want to talk to in this situation. However, it would be best to start with a trial lawyer, often called a personal injury lawyer. Depending on how serious the injury is, you may want to call a wrongful death law firm, or just call any accident attorney in your city and see if they can recommend a specialist.