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PPE for Employees & Texas Workers’ Rights

By Tremain Artaza PLLC |

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to impact every aspect of our personal and professional lives. While one or more vaccines may be on the horizon, cases of the virus continue to surge. Essential workers still on the job are entitled to appropriate protection from their employers, just as construction workers are entitled to hard… Read More »

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Listen to Dallas Attorney Ashley Tremain Speak on Women’s Rights in the Workplace in Podcast Interview

By Tremain Artaza PLLC |

Firm partner Ashley Tremain was recently featured on The Confidence Collective, a weekly podcast aimed at promoting female empowerment and confidence by engaging with women from a variety of different perspectives and life experiences. Ashley was interviewed for the podcast to help educate women about their rights in the workplace. In the interview, Ashley… Read More »

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FMLA Interference Versus FMLA Retaliation Claims

By Tremain Artaza PLLC |

Covered employers nationwide are required to provide employees with certain benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA requires covered employers to allow employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified medical conditions or to take care of qualifying family members, for birth or adoption of a child, and other qualifying… Read More »

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What Are the Families First Coronavirus Act and Emergency FMLA?

By Tremain Artaza PLLC |

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the normal operations of many businesses around the country, along with just about every other aspect of our lives.  Many companies have suffered losses and have been forced to furlough employees, cut pay, and even conduct layoffs.  These hardships have not, however, stripped employees of their legal… Read More »

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Tremain Artaza: Members of Texas Employment Lawyer’s Association

By Tremain Artaza PLLC |

Tremain Artaza PLLC is proud to state its affiliation with the Texas Employment Lawyer’s Association (TELA). The employment discrimination attorneys at Tremain Artaza are active members and contributors to TELA. We are honored to be associated with employment practitioners of the highest reputation and school, and we are proud of the work that TELA… Read More »

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Supreme Court Rules Job Discrimination Laws Don’t Protect Church-School Teachers

By Tremain Artaza PLLC |

This year has been a mixed bag for supporters of civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. In a surprisingly progressive decision, the Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that Title VII protects workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Unfortunately, not every Supreme Court decision goes the way it should…. Read More »

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Supreme Court Rules Title VII Protects LGBTQ+ Workers

By Tremain Artaza PLLC |

The United States Supreme Court recently made history by issuing a landmark decision expanding workplace civil rights protections to gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals. The Court’s decision provides the Texas LGBTQ+ community federally-guaranteed legal protections against on-the-job discrimination, including discriminatory hiring decisions and discriminatory terminations, for the first time ever. Continue reading to learn… Read More »

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Colorado: Pot Use is Still a Valid Ground for Termination

By Tremain Artaza PLLC |

Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic man who used marijuana off-duty to control muscle spasms, was fired in 2010 by Dish Network after failing a random drug test. He challenged the termination, and Dish Network’s company policies, claiming that his pot use was legal under state law – and therefore, was not a valid grounds for… Read More »

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Muslim Woman Denied Job Over Head Scarf Wins in Supreme Court

By Tremain Artaza PLLC |

The Supreme Court on Monday revived an employment discrimination lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch, which had refused to hire a Muslim woman because she wore a head scarf. The company said the scarf clashed with its dress code, which called for a “classic East Coast collegiate style.” “This is really easy,” Justice Antonin Scalia… Read More »

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Supreme Court Paves the Way for Pregnancy Accommodations

By Tremain Artaza PLLC |

This morning, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in Young v. United Parcel Service (Case No. 12-1226). The case addressed whether, and in what circumstances, employers are required to provide workplace accommodations for pregnant employees with medical limitations. Seems obvious, right? Wrong. Workplace accommodations are required for employees who are disabled… Read More »

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