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Over the weekend, famed New Orleans chef John Besh alleged harassment of employees was chronicled by the Times-Picayune. The allegations against Besh Restaurant Group, which employs thousands and spans across numerous restaurants throughout the country, came down just after a flood of allegations against former Weinstein Company executive, Harvey Weinstein. Social media posts, articles, and […]

As the Houston Dash’s soccer season comes to a close this Sunday (be sure to tune in to see the Dash take on FC Kansas City), all of us here at Minces PLLC are looking back on the amazing times we’ve had as Dash Corporate Teammates. From meeting our phenomenal representative Bryson Faggs, who can […]

  Whether you are an employer that was on the edge of your seat wondering if you were going to have to change your employees’ pay structure or an employee hoping that you could get a 100% pay increase or be eligible for overtime pay, many people were following the Department of Labor’s battle in […]

Hurricane Harvey hit Houston with unprecedented force starting last Friday. The impact of the storm still lingers and even as the sun shines and roads begin to dry, areas of our city remain trapped by flood water and domino effects like structure collapses, chemical plant explosions, and electrical fires are unfolding. All of us here […]

Recidivism, the tendency for felons to reoffend, is a major problem in the United States.  To try to understand the causes and effects of recidivism, the Bureau of Justice conducted a five-year study on state prisoners in thirty states.  It found that two thirds of prisoners released in 2005 were rearrested within three years and […]

The inverse correlation between smoking and income While smoking has been declining since the 1960s, it has not declined at the same rate for everyone.  Between 1966 and 2015, the population of college degree holders who smoked dropped by 83%.  Meanwhile, the decline for high school graduate smokers was only 52%.  Even worse, the decrease […]

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 […]

Houston Dash We want this article to provide a dialogue for Houston’s soccer community and the sports community at large to consider why this wage gap still exists and move toward closing it. The first step to righting this wrong is to support your incredible local female athletes. On many Saturdays and some Wednesdays, you […]

In many industries, it is necessary for workers to be completely drug-free.  In such fields, employees that are not fully sober may be hindered from fulfilling job requirements, and, more importantly, can jeopardize the safety of themselves and others.  However, businesses often face problems when screening for drugs, and mitigating these problems is of great […]

EmCare, which claims to be “the nation’s largest medical staffing network and healthcare management company,” might need to call in for a sick day.  The company will be forced to pay nearly half a million dollars to three employees for unlawful termination.  A Texas federal jury found that the employees had been fired because they […]