There are many statutes that make it illegal to pay workers differently based on their gender. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was a federal law and the first attempt to close the wage gap between men and women doing similar work. Title VII, passed in 1964, was also designed to create greater equity between genders when it came to promotions and other employment decisions. The EPA was an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In Texas and most other American states, the clock was turned back one hour at 2 a.m. on Nov. 4. However, employers may have questions about how to treat this hour in terms of paying their employees. For instance, employers may wonder if they have to pay workers twice for the hour between 1 a.m and 2 a.m. The answer depends on whether it represents an extra hour worked during a shift.
Employees in Texas should be aware of their rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act. The underpinning of FMLA is that it is supposed to help preserve family stability, which in turns makes for a more stable and productive employment situation.