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Yes, a plaintiff in an employment lawsuit can be hit with an award of attorney’s fees. In federal court, the losing party is almost always ordered to pay the other side’s court costs.  And, yes, if the plaintiff is found to have filed a "frivolous" lawsuit, then

I have to say, I find it fascinating that the Iraq Prime Minister will not give up his seat for the good of his country. He persists in holding onto his seat with clenched teeth, despite his own party turning away from him. See CBS news report. When we were in Iraq, we, the

Employers, if they are doing their job, should counsel an employee in writing for a serious offense. Part of that counseling is the need to verify that the employee has received the written warning and understands it. That is why the employer will ask the employee to sign the disciplinary warning. Signing does *not* mean

A recent study indicates that happy workers are good for profits. The challenge in this study is that successful companies may result in happier employees. Or, is it the other way around, do happy employees lead to successful companies? The study looked at the annual list of best companies to work for. These lists are

I tell potential clients all the time that they can be fired for anything – so long as the cause is not related to potential discrimination. One construction worker learned that lesson the hard way. An employee of a subcontractor who was working on the new stadium at Texas A& M was fired because he

I am an Iraq veteran. I served in Iraq from 2005 to 2006. Some 140,000 other brothers and sisters served in Iraq with me. I am told there were some 1.5 million total who served in Iraq. Wherever I go, I find a bond with fellow Iraq and Afghanistan vets. We share the bond of

Dwight Lieb, the owner of the well-known La Fogata restaurant, makes the point I was addressing in my post about CPS. Happy workers make better workers. He asks what are "happy" workers? Happy workers are those employees who derive some satisfaction from their job and feel empowered to realize professional goals at their jobs.  See San

If there is one thread common to employment lawsuits, it is poor or no training for managers. Training helps instill values. It builds a culture of excellence. It is that culture of excellence which is missing from Child Protective Services. See San Antonio Express News report. The report discusses the missed opportunities by social