Independent Contractor Misclassification: Employee or Contractor?

Independent contractor misclassification is an unfortunate yet common occurrence in Houston, TX. Often, this misclassification is in a verbal agreement. However, many written agreements misclassify contractors as well.  While this misclassification of contractor vs employee is not necessarily malicious, it is a fairly common practice across many industries. One common example is the construction industry, […]

Employment Law Changes: 8 Topics to Watch in 2022

Employment law changes aren’t all too common on a national level. However, the pandemic and the increasingly remote workforce have companies examining their policies and bylaws. Across the country, this includes aspects of both severance agreements and employee agreements.  Why is this important for Texas workers? As trends take hold, they impact your health, your […]

Do You Have to Repay Unemployment Overpayment?

Do I Have to Repay Unemployment Overpayment?  Occasionally, unemployment overpayment requires workers to pay back part of their benefits. When you are paid benefits but lose them when your employer appeals, the Texas Workforce Commission may ask you to repay those benefits. This is also true when you are overpaid due to a mistake made […]