Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson


Texas Lawmaker Introduces Pay Equity Bill to Close Wage Gap

A Texas lawmaker introduced a bill that would amend the Labor Code and prohibit employers from obtaining the salary histories of applicants. According to proponents…

Dan Atkerson Mar 29, 2017

Would You Ever Consider Working Past 90?

The oldest working nurse in America is about to turn 92 years old. While most people are retiring in their 60s and 70s, she is…

Dan Atkerson Mar 28, 2017

Employee Rights: Is Appearance Discrimination Against the Law?

Some employees and jobseekers may be discriminated against the for the way they look. For example, an employee at a clothing retailer may be moved…

Dan Atkerson Mar 27, 2017

Experiment Reveals How Women Are Harassed in the Workplace

A former worker at an employment service firm recently tweeted details of an accidental experiment he carried out with one of his coworkers. In the…

Dan Atkerson Mar 22, 2017

Employee Rights: What Steps Can You Take if You Are Experiencing Workplace Discrimination?

Workplace discrimination can make people feel confused, angry and terrified of what could happen to their jobs. However, there are federal and state laws that…

Dan Atkerson Mar 20, 2017

Can an Age Discrimination Claim Stand if a Younger Person was Not Hired as a Replacement?

Plaintiff was a security officer at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), and he applied for an Assistant Unit Director position. Plaintiff…

Dan Atkerson Mar 15, 2017

Is a Liquidated Damages Clause Enforceable in an Employment Agreement?

Is a liquidated damages clause of $500,000, entered against a person terminated under an employment agreement, enforceable at law in Texas? This was the issue…

Dan Atkerson Mar 13, 2017

Employee Rights: Protections from Discrimination in the Workplace

Our blog last week discussed rights you have during the hiring process. You also have workplace protections against discrimination after you an employer hires you. There…

Dan Atkerson Mar 08, 2017

Can Harassment in the Workplace Hurt Business Reputation?

Uber is in the midst of a massive scandal after a former employee published a blog outlining widespread sexual harassment at the company. According to…

Dan Atkerson Mar 06, 2017

Employee Rights: When Facing Discipline

Employee discipline is never a fun experience to go through. It can, however, be an effective means for improving performance, productivity, and motivation, when used…

Dan Atkerson Mar 01, 2017

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