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Dealing with contract disputes could take time in Texas

Workplace disputes are often uncomfortable predicaments to address. In many cases, the issues can present serious concerns for everyone involved, especially contract disputes. Problems with contracts can sometimes take years to sort through, and legal proceedings may be necessary in order to keep negotiations moving forward. Texas residents may be interested in one such situation currently taking place in another state.

According to reports, a contract dispute between a county and employees at a sheriff's department has been going on since 2014. The employees' contract came to an end that year, and so far, the parties have not been able to come to terms on a new contract. The main issue causing the hold-up involves health insurance contributions. Employees want to pay a flat rate while the county wants workers to pay as a percentage. 

A hearing was recently scheduled for the workers and county representatives to further discuss the issues, but the workers decided to boycott the hearing. The union that the employees are a part of expects the terms of the old contract to be honored until a new one can be created. Negotiations will likely not take place again for a few months. 

When individuals are involved in contract disputes, understanding legal options can often play a substantial role. Therefore, Texas workers who are facing such a predicament may want to ensure that they explore their options in order to determine their best courses of action. Consulting with experienced employment law attorneys could allow interested individuals to obtain reliable information for their specific cases.

Source: wwnytv.com, "Jefferson County Employees Boycott Contract Talks", April 5, 2017

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