Learn about the most important worker protection laws in Texas!

Texas workers have a set of federal and state laws designed to protect their rights. Among the most important, the following stand out: Fair Labor Standards Law. It contemplates the right of workers to receive a fair and adequate salary for the work they do. In this sense, together with the Texas Minimum Wage Law, […]

Want to know how much workers’ compensation pays in Texas? Discover it here!

Workers of private companies in Texas that subscribe to the Workers’ Compensation Program are entitled to receive paid benefits when victims of an accident, illness, or work-related fatality. Read also: Cases of third parties and non-subscribers. The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is in charge of regulating the payment of the following benefits that insurers must […]

Resources for Injured Workers in Texas | Know the details here

Employees who are injured at their workplace are provided with informational resources from the Division of Workers’ Compensation, DWC. For a worker to receive benefits for a work injury, the employer must be subscribed to the insurance policy of the Workers’ Compensation System. However, in Texas, the employer is not required to offer this policy. […]

All you need to know about workers’ compensation for dockworkers?

Dockworkers do an essential job for the country’s economic development, but it is also difficult and dangerous work. In this sense, if they are victims of a work injury, illness or fatality, federal law gives them the right to request compensation from their employer to protect their health and protect their family. The Longshore and […]

Cases of third parties and non-subscribers. Everything you need to know!

At any point in their working life, a worker may be exposed to an accident, occupational disease, or fatality at their workplace. Of course, it would be normal to assume that the company will take care of all medical expenses. However, all Texas workers should know that private employers’ participation in the Workers’ Compensation System […]

Do you know the requirements you must meet to apply for Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

The purpose of the Texas Workers’ Compensation System is to provide covered employees with medical benefits and payments if they have an occupational disease, injury, or fatality in the workplace, regardless of who was at fault. This system is regulated by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation. With the exception of public institutions, employer participation […]

Labor exploitation. Is it legal? Can I take action?

Labor exploitation is illegal because it violates all workers’ fundamental rights and guarantees, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. What is labor exploitation? Unfortunately, labor exploitation is an issue that remains valid. And it is understood as all those abuses that the employer commits against the employee, such as working under threat, receiving a […]

Wrongful termination due to pregnancy; find out here what you can do.

In the United States, all workers are considered employees at will. This means that at any time, both the employee and the employer can end the employment relationship without prior notice and for any reason. This rule has its exceptions, of course; for example, if the termination violates a public policy such as discrimination, retaliation […]

What are the rights of an undocumented worker?

With very few exceptions, in the State of Texas, undocumented workers have the same fundamental rights as other workers. In this sense, and regardless of their immigration status, federal and state laws grant them the right to: Receive the correct and timely payment of the minimum wage or more, bonuses, and commissions in the legal […]