Texas Employment Law Update

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Tag Archives: Fort Worth Court of Appeals

Texas Court Holds Employees on FMLA Leave Not Qualified to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Posted in Case Summaries, Unemployment
In a Texas case of first impression, Fort Worth Court of Appeals held that an employee on FMLA leave of absence is not entitled to receipt of state unemployment benefits reversing the Texas Workforce Commission’s administrative decision.  In Texas Workforce Commission v. Wichita County, Texas, a county employee applied for state unemployment benefits when she started FMLA… Continue Reading

Fort Worth Court of Appeals Enforces Mutual Waiver of Jury Trial

Posted in Case Summaries, Discrimination, Human Resources, Judicial Updates, Jury Waivers
I’ve written several posts advocating the advantages of employer’s use of waivers of jury trials to resolve employment disputes with employees.  (See posts here and here).  To recap, the mutual waiver of jury trial provides the employer and employee a fair way to resolve employment disputes without some of the disadvantages that other forms of alternative… Continue Reading

Texas Court Holds Lilly Ledbetter Principles Inapplicable to Claims Arising Under State Law

Posted in Case Summaries, Discrimination, Judicial Updates
The Fort Worth Court of Appeals ruled that the provisions of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 extending the charge filing deadlines for certain pay discrimination claims should not be automatically applied to pay discrimination claims arising under state law. In Tarrant Regional Water District v. Villanueva, Tamara Villanueva brought suit against the the District… Continue Reading