Introduction: What Is There to Worry About?

Most employers know that Texas is an “employment at-will” state, meaning that—unless there is an employment agreement guaranteeing employment for a specific amount of time—employees can be terminated for any lawful reason. Being legally entitled to do something, however, doesn’t necessarily make it “safe.”  Litigation is expensive, and

Kris Kringle wanted to celebrate the Christmas season in style with a knock-out-the-lights “Christmas Party” complete with a turkey dinner and all the trimmings.  However, human resources manager Holly Dais insisted that the bash must be called a “Holiday Party” due to the diverse nature of the workforce. Holly implied that to call the company

Based upon Holly Dais’ advice, Kris Kringle opts to throw a “Holiday Party.”  The big day arrives and RevvedUp Retailer’s employees gather for a traditional turkey dinner at a swanky resort.  The setting is beautiful and everyone is having a jolly time until some of RevvedUp Retailers employees reveal they don’t like turkey.  Kris Kringle

John is the CEO of a national retail chain. He is a big supporter of the Whig party and enthusiastic about the upcoming election. John loves to talk politics with his employees in the workplace and even hangs candidate signs on the outside of the building. Sometimes he invites his employees to join him at

Liar! Liar! - Employee Polygraph Tests in Texas

Parker Puppy Professionals Inc. employed Fifi as a salesperson at its dog clothing and gourmet food boutique. Boomer, the store manager, noticed that dog biscuits, rhinestone dog collars and money from the cash register were “short” on days that Fifi worked. Boomer asked Fifi about the missing biscuits, collars and money, but Fifi denied knowing

You’re shell shocked. Super Sales Company’s best sales person Sally Star is sailing on.

She’s arrived to work on this last day of the month, picked up her commission check and shared The Shocker.

She quits, effective today. More bad news? Her new gig is your Biggest Competitor. Even worse? Sally Star has 5 years

For most of the late 1990s and early 2000s, it was considered to be nearly impossible to have an enforceable non-compete in Texas. After clarification by the Texas Supreme Court in 2006, non-competition agreements in Texas have found new life.

Non-competition agreements typically prevent an employee from competing with an employer after their employment ends.