Fraud Alert Issued for Texas For Profit Proprietary Schools

An investigation recently found that for-profit colleges, also called proprietary colleges, are devising scrupulous recruiting practices that target single parents and low-income wage earners. These colleges then rake in federal funding by inflating their tuition costs to receive Federal Student Aid and Pell Grants. For-profit colleges’ are growing rapidly because two-year community colleges are becoming …

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Do Not Be Surprised If Employers Fire Over Facebook Statuses Warns Dallas Attorney

With  all the news covered about family law cases and employment law cases  where social networking sites are used as evidence, federal authorities  have deemed it illegal, in a first case of its kind, to fire someone  over posts they made on their Facebook account concerning their employer  or workplace. In  one employment case, a …

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Tricky business disputes need finesse or legal assistance to settle

Running a business has its ups and downs. Disputes are bound to arise from time to time. “In any business, even though the people running it are partners, and perhaps friends, anything can and does happen. While they may agree on the day-to-day running of their venture, they may not agree on the smaller details …

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Proper wage classifications are crucial

The Internal Revenue Service is cracking down on wage and hour compliance for 2010. Watch for increased investigations and fines. It seems that each year, the IRS has an issue to pursue that is near and dear to its heart. This year is no exception, with the laser-like focus on wage and hour compliance. Businesses …

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The key to avoiding employment disputes is doing it right the first time

In order to avoid disputes at work, it’s best to have proper employment agreements, procedures and policies in place. Those who have been in business for a fair length of time appreciate the old saying that if something is worth doing, it should be done right to avoid problems later. There is no truer saying …

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Non-compete agreements may be enforceable

There is a great legal debate about whether or not non-compete agreements are enforceable. The answer is: sometimes they are. “If you’re offered an executive level job and salary and other issues are under negotiation, get an experienced Dallas business lawyer to assist you,” said Ty Gomez, who writes for the Dallas based The Gomez …

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Texas Employer and Employee Are Equal in Bargaining

Texas is noted for being a state with the ‘most’ employer friendly employment laws. Employers and employees are equal in bargaining. Even with the legal notion in Texas that the employer and employee are equal in bargaining, there are still some rules that companies must follow. For example, although they may terminate a worker at …

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Being Accused of a Crime Is Not Grounds for Firing in Texas

Employers in Texas need to know what constitutes illegal discrimination. Being informed may avoid a lawsuit. “When it comes to employment law in Texas, there are two forms of illegal discrimination that you need to know about for your business. The first thing is you can’t decline to hire or promote an individual because of …

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Revenge in the Workplace, a.k.a. Retaliation

Workplaces can get mighty ugly if someone is retaliating against a company or person for a perceived injustice. Things don’t get much worse than a toxic workplace where someone is deliberately withholding necessary information on a project, spreading vile rumors about a co-worker, destroying or stealing company equipment or handing classified information over to the …

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