Maslanka's Field Guide to the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act & Texas Labor Code 2011.

Michael P. Maslanka

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Texas employment, as reflected principally in the TCHRA and Texas Labor Code, extends a variety of protections to Texas employees and imposes various obligations on Texas employers. Maslanka's Field Guide to the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act & Texas Labor Code, like its two predecessors in the Field Guide series, takes a "what you need to know" approach to these statutory provisions. Written with the Texas lawyer or human resources professional in mind, this book gives practical, easy-to-follow advice on:


·         The TCHRA

·         How employees are using it in discrimination claims to gain more favorable state court forums.

·         How it has its own unique provisions and state court interpretation.

·         The Texas Labor Code and unemployment sections focus on:

·         Payment of wages and commissions and the claim procedures for such compensation.

·         Defining misconduct and how to litigate unemployment claims.

·         Retaliation and Workers' Compensation claims.

·         Plus 2 Bonus Codes:

Texas Government Code -- with a section on the latest in whistleblower claims -- and the Texas Administrative Code.

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  • Availability: Available
  • Brand: Texas Lawyer
  • Product Type: Books
  • Edition: 1
  • Page Count: 218
  • ISBN: 9781576253915
  • Pub#/SKU#: TCHR10

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  • Michael P. Maslanka

Michael P. Maslanka is entering his 30th year of practice. He litigates and tries employment law cases across Texas. He shares his knowledge through his Work Matters blog,; his books, the Maslanka Field Guide series on employment law; and his monthly Work Matters column for In-House Texas. He uses his practical knowledge to help clients simplify their issues, and to be a cost-effective partner to them. He opened the Dallas office of Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLP in January 2011.


Chambers USA states that he is a strong, insightful thinker who takes a holistic approach to resolving his clients challenges. A Chambers USA source states that he is the best teacher of labor and employment law . . . and just great before a jury. Mike has served as Adjunct Counsel to a Fortune 10 company where he provided multi-state counseling on employment matters. He also served as a Field Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a Master of the Inns of Court. He also writes as the Literate Lawyer, a column on how literature makes us better lawyers and better people.

Also by Michael P. Maslanka:
Maslanka's Field Guide to the Family & Medical Leave Act 2015
Maslanka's Field Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act 2014
Maslanka's Field Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act and its Amendments 2012
Maslanka's Pocket Guide to Employment Law