Posted on · Houston is poised to become the first city in Texas to pass sanctions against employers who commit wage theft. Councilmembers will vote on an ordinance tomorrow that would prohibit the city from doing business with companies that withhold or otherwise steal wages from workers.
Posted on · As Houston City Councilmembers prepare to vote on an ordinance to crack down on wage theft, lobbyists are working behind the scenes to make the ordinance less aggressive.
Posted on · In this internet age — is it time for local government municipalities to update their policies and post all meeting and agenda notices online? The City of Houston is in compliance with state laws — but isn't doing all it could to keep up with technology.
Posted on · City of Houston employees will get a break on their healthcare premiums thanks to a deal between the mayor and the city's municipal employees' union.
Posted on · More than 100 languages are spoken in Houston — but only two are routinely used for City of Houston services. The city will soon offer more translations for critical services.
Posted on · Companies who withhold wages from their employees often get away with it without any penalties. But Houston city councilmembers may take action to prevent such companies from doing business with the city.
Posted on · Houston councilmembers again delayed a vote on an ordinance to regulate boarding houses and group homes. The delay came after a last-minute amendment was filed to require annual fire inspections.
Posted on · Houston City Council has approved a budget for fiscal 2014.
Posted on · Those big inflatable balloons you often see on the top of car dealerships will soon be a thing of the past. Houston councilmembers enacted a ban on the so-called attention-getting devices. But the balloons put up a good fight. Laurie Johnson has more.