Be Careful What You Wish For – A Lesson in Employment Arbitration

Companies often file motions to have employment or unpaid wage disputes heard in arbitration. As a recent case shows, sometimes that can backfire, as a Texas employer was ordered to pay over $225,000, including penalties and attorneys’ fees, on an underlying wage underpayment of $9,017.

Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph has long been the patron saint of workers, particularly those who work with their hands.  (He is also the patron saint of fathers, immigrants, and more cities, provinces, and countries than could possibly be named here.) The above icon shows St. Joseph holding his square, a traditional sign of the carpenter profession. St. Joseph’s … Read more