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House Arrest
APD brass decided they had a problem with Officer Jermaine Hopkins – so they assigned him to stay-at-home duty until they could figure out what to do with him. That was a really bad idea.
"...On Aug. 7, 2013, Hopkins filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint, on the same grounds. Six days..."

Dec. 19, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: Fire 'At Will'
Extending 'just cause' protections to all city workers
" to move city employees from an "at will" employment system to a "just cause" system. That is, employees..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Column by Michael King

After the Storm
Austin's Louisiana exiles remain suspended between before and after
"...who have returned to the city are working: Their employment rate was 60% last quarter, about the same as..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

The Common Law
Additional legal issues affecting nonprofits
"...Yes, in certain circumstances. Texas is considered an "employment at will" state, which means that, as a general..."

July 30, 2004 Column by Luke Ellis

Naked City
The Screwed Can't Sue
"...lower courts upheld Myers' right to sue. Since Myers' employment is at-will (as with all non-union employees in Texas),..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Margo Frasier Under Review
The retired Police Monitor stands accused of handling secondary work on city time
" time and resources to handle some menial secondary employment tasks. Frasier, the former sheriff who served as Police..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Notes on Kamp: Easing the Stigma
Fair Chance ordinance is a good start in helping people with criminal records rejoin society
"...of effort by criminal justice reform advocates to improve employment opportunities for people with criminal records. If Council Member..."

March 25, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

Acevedo Issues Two Suspensions
One cop indefinitely suspended for lying
"...60-day suspension. McMiller was Roberts’ supervisor on a secondary employment job running law enforcement for Cap Metro, where they..."

Dec. 21, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Why Rail?
The city is pushing for a 2012 vote to build urban rail. The critics are asking, 'Who needs it?'
"...Center, and the redeveloping Riverside area with the major employment centers of the University of Texas and the Capitol..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Common Law
Sexual harassment at work - what is it?
"...The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission describes sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances,..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...sometimes to the chagrin of City Hall, notably during employment-contract-bargaining sessions when the city often appeared decidedly less savvy..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

Culinary Studies
Cooking Schools in Austin
"...component. According to Giblin, the program positions students for employment in hotels and restaurants. "Our mission is to provide..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Food Feature by MM Pack

Readers react to last week's cover story on the murder of Lauryn Paige Fuller.
"...then happily run on page 129 a four-color, quarter-page employment ad for the company you allow to be trashed?..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Column

Austin Interfaith
Organizing Austin One Congregation at a Time
" to provide another $300,0000 for a summer youth employment program for students aged 12-18. Once the funding was..."

July 21, 1995 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Qmmunity: The Fight for Queers’ Title VII Rights in SCOTUS’ hands
Plus GayCL returns and local stylists host benefit for Cheer Ups’ Maggie Lea
" queermos: Does the 1964 Civil Rights Act extend employment protections to the LGBTQmmunity under "sex"? Over the years,..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin
From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city
"...June 1975, the Austin City Council passed an Equal Employment Opportunity Ordinance that included an anti-discrimination protection for sexual..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Qmmunity: Less Space, More Hate
Plus events to queer tech and fundraiser for QueerBomb's 10th anniversary
"...another four bills taking aim at Texas cities' local employment regulations. We've largely covered Creighton's Senate Bill 15 as..."

April 5, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

How to Raise Worker Wages
Organize, arrive, persist, persist, persist
" helping those with convictions find fair paths toward employment. Repub­licans who control the Texas Legislature are pushing legislation..."

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Jack Craver

The Tipping Point
By raising menu prices and eliminating gratuity, restaurateurs hope they've found the recipe for a better quality of life for staff
"...$14,596 a year. RAISE (Restaurants Advancing Industry Standards in Employment), an association of 150 business owners across the country,..."

March 25, 2016 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

More Trouble for Hopkins
Suspended APD officer incurs new sanctions
"...Policies 949 and 935. Policy 949 pertains to secondary employment and bars officers from engaging in "any type of..."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Hightower Report
Pulling the curtain on an anti-minimum wage front group
" Something that goes by the name of the Employment Policies Institute, which sounds rock solid, but it, too,..."

April 18, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Department of Justice Initiates Inquiry into AFD
Fire department hiring woes continue
"...intentional discrimination as well as from using a "neutral employment practice that results in a disparate impact" on a..."

April 25, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Parks, Wildlife, and Racism
Wardens recount longstanding, institutional discrimination against African-Americans at TP&W
"...formal complaints against the agency with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...."

Aug. 10, 2012 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

The Color of Fire
The Austin Fire Department is making another attempt at staff diversity – will it do any better this time?
"...a high "adverse impact." According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, that means that there is a "substantially..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Arnold Terminates Another Medi-Pot Law
The Governator strikes again, vetoing protections for medi-pot patients
"...wasn't having it. "I am concerned with interference in employment decisions as they relate to marijuana use," he wrote..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Common Law
Noncompete Agreements
"...limitations your employer wants to impose on your future employment, the circumstances in which you signed the contract, what..."

July 25, 2008 Column by Chris Oddo

City Manager Futrell Responds: Explaining High-Level Ethical Principles
"...handle my job as city manager and my husband's employment to a past conflict-of-interest case involving a contract project..."

Dec. 19, 2006 Postmarks

State Enviro Agency Accused of Racism
Three longtime African-American employees of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality go public with charges that they were denied opportunities for advancement and systematically blocked from salary increases
"...and rushed, the three filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency charged with enforcing civil..."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Kaiser Chiefs

Sept. 23, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Naked City
First Transit picked over ATC / Vancom; labor issues still unresolved
"...Cap Metro subcontractor for nearly two years without an employment contract. Although the contract lapse was caused by a..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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