Texas Lawyer TL E-alert / Labor & employment
Advertising Content
Executive Legal Adviser




















Current TL E-alerts: Proposed future
TL E-alerts:

  • Appellate
  • Computers
  • Construction
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Criminal
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Legal Software/
    Technology
  • Litigation Support
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Trusts, Estates & Probate

In this issue:

Immigration, Unions, Technology and Much More:
The State of Labor & Employment Law in Texas

A Roundtable Discussion
With thousands across the country protesting for immigration reform, labor and employment lawyers are sure to have their hands full in upcoming months. Add to that the debate over English-only policies, the possibility of unions trying to organize employees of Texas companies, privacy issues that come with ever-changing technology in the work place, and the ongoing issue of what policies should be in employee handbooks.A panel of lawyers, brought together by the Texas Lawyer business department, tackled those issues at a recent roundtable discussion in Dallas. (Read article)
Previous items:

The Human Side of Salary Discrimination Allegations
By Dwight Steward, Ph.D., Chad Shirley, Ph.D., and Amy Raub, M.S.
Econ One Employment Research
Employment attorneys who routinely investigate questions of pay disparity for women and minorities know the issue is never simple. The answer often hinges on how the attorney and their experts account for the unique attributes each employee brings to the job and the complex relationship between those attributes and the employees' ultimate salary. (Read article)
Immigration, Unions, Technology and Much More: The State of Labor & Employment Law in Texas
A Roundtable Discussion
With thousands across the country protesting for immigration reform, labor and employment lawyers are sure to have their hands full in upcoming months. Add to that the debate over English-only policies. Add to that the possibility of unions trying to organize employees of Texas companies. Add to that the privacy issues that come with ever-changing technology in the work place. Add to that the ongoing issue of what policies should be in employee handbooks. Add to that, well, you get the picture. So a panel of lawyers, brought together by the Texas Lawyer business department on March 30, tackled those issues at a recent roundtable discussion in Dallas. (Read article)
Evaluating the statistical and economic significance of statistical evidence in employment discrimination cases
(By Dwight Steward, Ph.D., EconOne, and Sean Odonnell, J.D., U.S. Department of Justice)
Since the 1970s employment attorneys and the courts have relied heavily on the mathematical and probability concept of statistical significance in assessing the underlying importance of statistical disparities in employment discrimination cases. While the concept of statistical significance can be helpful for the courts and help labor economists and statisticians assist a jury with understanding the underlying context of a statistical employment disparity, an over reliance on the statistical significance paradigm, especially when it is done at the expense of economic significance, can potentially produce misleading inferences concerning employment discrimination In recent years, courts have in fact begun implicitly utilizing both significance paradigms when dealing with statistical evidence in employment cases. This article examines the concept of economic significance and its relevance to statistical evidence in employment discrimination cases. (Read article)
Texas Lawyer | Privacy | Terms & Conditions| Executive Legal Adviser