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Fort Worth Fire a Reminder of Dangers of Semi-Trucks

A semi-truck hauling hay on I-35W in far north Fort Worth caught fire and destroyed the semi-truck on Friday, June 14, 2013. Fire Worth Fire Department investigators could not determine what started...

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Many Semi-Trucks Fail Dallas-Fort Worth Area Safety Inspections

Almost one-third of commercial tractor-trailers pulled over in Wise County this week for a spot check failed inspections and were taken out of service, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety....

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Permian Basin Oil Boom Raises Overtime Pay Issues

In West Texas, oilfield jobs are aplenty thanks to a boom in oil and gas drilling in the Permian Basin. Today, the Permian Basin accounts for approximately fourteen percent of the nation’s...

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Common Overtime Pay Problems Facing Health Care Employees

Health care employees are often required to work long hours under stressful conditions.  Unfortunately, they are often shorted when it comes to overtime pay.  Many employees in the health care industry are...

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Semi-trucks Banned From Left Lane On More DFW Roads

Semi-trucks have previously been banned from the left lane on parts of Interstates 20, 30 and 45 in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. So now the DOT plans to drastically increase the number...

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Study: Workers Average 365 Hours of Unpaid Overtime Per Year

Technology has dramatically changed the ways in which Americans work. A recent study highlights that Americans are spending more hours working at home. In a survey of American employees sponsored by Good...

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Driver Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Fort Worth

A semi-truck driver was killed in an accident this morning in north Fort Worth after the 18-wheeler he was driving was forced off of the road by another semi-truck, according to Fort...

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Texas Does Not Enact Texting While Driving Ban

Texas will not enact proposed legislation this year that would have made texting while driving a criminal offense.  The legislation, which had been proposed in several similar versions, would have made texting,...

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3 ways oilfield workers are cheated by their employers

Oilfield jobs in Texas are a hot commodity right now.  Oil and gas companies have a great deal of work, and oilfield workers are in short supply.  This means that oilfield workers...

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What is Overtime?

What is overtime? Many employees have questions about overtime. This post is intended to answer the most basic questions, which are what is overtime, who is eligible for overtime, and how to...

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Study Finds Surge in Children's Injuries in Vehicle Crashes

A study by the University Health System, which serves the San Antonio, Texas area, found that the number of children injured in car, truck and semi-truck accidents dramatically increased in 2012. The...

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Fort Worth Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Workplace Accident

A construction worker in Fort Worth, Texas was seriously injured when he fell approximately 30 feet from the roof of the Kimbell Art Museum.  According to a spokesman for the Fort Worth...

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How to Calculate Unpaid Overtime

There are several issues you must consider when determining if and how much you may be owed in unpaid overtime under Texas law. First, it must be determined whether you are eligible...

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What Federal and Texas Laws Apply to Semi-Truck Accidents?

Trucks, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers have a significant size and weight advantage compared to cars. Accidents involving semi-trucks are generally far more serious than other kinds of accidents.  As a result, many...

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When Are Punitive Damages Available in Texas Car and Semi-truck Accident Cases?

Victims of car wreck and semi-truck accidents in Texas often ask what types of damages are available to them.  There are two general categories of damages that are available in car wreck...

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Common Causes of Semi-truck Accidents in Texas

A man was recently killed in Wise County, near Fort Worth, when his vehicle collided with a truck. The man was thrown from his vehicle and then hit by a semi-truck, resulting...

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How Does Negligence Per Se Apply to Texas Car Wreck Cases?

Ordinarily, in a personal injury case in Texas, negligence is an issue that is determined by the trier-of-fact at trial. However, in some personal injury cases, the negligence of the defendant may...

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Fort Worth Child's Death A Reminder of the Dangers of Swimming Pools

A seven year old Fort Worth boy recently drowned in an apartment swimming pool. According to a report by Fort Worth firefighters called to assist, the boy was playing outside his family’s...

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Common Violations of Texas Overtime Laws

Do you work 40+ hours per week without receiving overtime pay? Are you paid a salary for a job that should be paid overtime? Do you work “off the clock” without receiving...

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Oil and Gas Company Settles Unpaid Overtime Claims

DOL Reaches Unpaid Overtime Settlement with Oil and Gas Company The Department of Labor recently announced that it had reached an unpaid overtime settlement with an oil and gas company. Under the...

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