Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson


Employee Rights: During the Hiring Process

Should an employer fail to adhere to proper guidelines during the hiring process, it could leave itself vulnerable to potential liability for discrimination. By knowing…

Dan Atkerson Feb 27, 2017

What Should I Do If My Employer Ignores Sexual Harassment Complaints?

A report in the SE Texas Record brought attention to an unacceptable situation that took place at a harbor towing company involving a female employee…

Dan Atkerson Feb 22, 2017

Why Are Sexual Harassment Claims Increasing at Texas Colleges?

Reportedly, since 2013, there has been a 618 percent increase in sexual harassment claims at Texas Tech University. Per a report in the Amarillo Globe-News,…

Dan Atkerson Feb 20, 2017

How Are Dallas LGBT Businesses Combating Discrimination?

According to the Dallas News, Texas lawmakers are considering a proposed bathroom bill similar to the legislation in North Carolina. That legislation limits transgender individuals…

Dan Atkerson Feb 15, 2017

Do Employers Have to Give Advanced Notice Before a Layoff?

Earlier this month, the Dallas News reported that AT&T would layoff around 54 employees at a call center in Richardson, to be completed by the…

Dan Atkerson Feb 13, 2017

Can I be Fired for Something I Say in My Blog?

With blogging comes liability risks, and the larger your audience, the greater the risk. You can quickly be fired for something you say that criticizes…

Dan Atkerson Feb 08, 2017

When Must My Employer Pay for Time On-Call?

Most people are familiar with the rules covering pay during normal working hours. Far fewer people, however, know about the laws governing the hours you…

Dan Atkerson Feb 06, 2017

Can I be Fired for Refusing Overtime?

You’ve had an arduous week, your spouse is trying to get ahold of you, and it’s late on a Friday night. Can your boss force you to…

Dan Atkerson Feb 01, 2017

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