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The Family Medical Leave Act an essential aspect of employment

Balancing work and home life can be a tricky business, and while at times it might be quite easy to handle, incidents can and do arise in which workers suddenly find themselves unable to fully commit to both. The Family Medical Leave Act is often essential in such situations when Texas employees need to step away from work for an extended period of time. However, there are minimum requirements that must be met in order for a worker to qualify for FMLA.

Internet giant Google is under fire for age discrimination

Texas residents who work in the tech industry might have heard the rumors that many companies in the industry prefer to hire younger people. If this is the case, these companies are in violation of federal laws prohibiting age discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been investigating one internet giant -- Google -- due to claims that it is discriminating against older applicants.

Employers are responsible for providing information on FMLA

The fact is that life is unpredictable. Couples have children, people are seriously injured in accidents and serious illnesses can happen without warning. Fortunately, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides for Texas workers to take a certain amount of unpaid leave.

Woman says firing was retaliation for requesting maternity leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that requires employers to give employees unpaid leave for medical and family reasons that are covered in the act while also keeping the job open so the employee can return to work later on. Sadly, not every Texas employer is willing to keep a job open for an extended period of time. In some cases, employees could be fired in retaliation for even requesting FMLA leave, which could give rise to a wrongful termination claim.

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