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Turn up the AC…summer has formally arrived Today is the first official day of summer. While Texans have been feeling the summer heat for months now, the hiring process is just warming up for school aged kids looking to make some extra cash this season. For some industries like hospitality, entertainment, and retail, the summer […]

Put down the boxing gloves, the Huffington Post article, and the TV remote and get ready for a no-nonsense explanation of the latest controversy surrounding America’s President. On Monday, June 12th, Maryland and the District of Columbia’s attorneys general filed a lawsuit on behalf of their states against President Trump. Within 24 hours almost 200 […]

Gray area While employment law would be much less complicated if everything were black and white, there is quite a bit of gray area. One of these gray areas is how employees like waiters, bartenders, baristas, and other tipped staff can be paid. The black letter law Federal law mandates that employees be paid at […]

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Getting in shape is hard, but doing it as a team makes it easier. The Minces PLLC team had a great time getting crushed by David’s leg workout routine yesterday afternoon at Bellaire’s Evelyn’s Park Conservancy.  Integrating friendly competition definitely motivated us to move even faster and squat even deeper. We look forward to more team workouts […]

The El Paso Appellate Court answered the question “What’s the difference between the ADA and Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code?” this month. For years Texas courts have interpreted Chapter 21 to be consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and have used ADA decisions for guidance in rulings under Chapter 21. In a […]