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Can you avoid overtime disputes with your workers?

The oil and gas industry is hard work, and commonly requires employees to work over 40 hours a week. Long days can lead to pay dissatisfaction, and raise the question of overtime pay. Unfortunately, you and your employees may disagree on the level of compensation that they are entitled to. What can you do to avoid employee frustration and overtime disputes?

Amazon swallows Whole Foods: Time for a new employee handbook?

The Houston Chronicle last week released the news that Amazon is buying Whole Foods for the hefty sum of 13.7 billion dollars. While many have taken to social media making jokes about the cost of Whole Foods groceries--including one twitter user who wrote: I also spent 13 billion dollars at Whole Foods on 7 avocados and a red onion--for Amazon, this is the largest transaction in the history of the company.

How to properly draft a noncompete agreement

To successfully run a business, you need to keep up with the competition in the industry. Keeping trade secrets secrets is a vital component of this. How can you do this if an employee who could access your trade secrets leaves the company? A noncompete agreement can help, but its terms must be reasonable to be legally valid. Here are some tips when drafting an agreement in Texas:

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