The library's blog featuring legal resources, news, and updates on Texas law.

Last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 7. The bill bans private employers from adopting or enforcing workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandates. State and local government employers are already prohibited from doing so in Chapter 81B of the Texas Health and Safety Code. 

The new law will take effect on February 6, 2024. It covers employees, contractors, and job applicants in the private sector.

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Texas voters approved 13 out of the 14 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution in the election yesterday, November 7, 2023. The legislature added the propositions to the ballot earlier this year.

The governor's proclamation is expected to follow shortly.

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People often turn to small claims courts to resolve disputes over smaller amounts of money. According to the Office of Court Administration's Annual Statistical Report for FY 2022, there were 246,850 small claims cases on the docket in Texas justice courts in 2022 alone.

Some examples of a small claims lawsuit include:

  • A person damaged your property and won’t pay to fix it;
  • You sold your car, but the person who bought it hasn’t paid you; or
  • You paid a contractor for a job, but they never completed the work.

We've answered your frequently asked questions about small claims in a new series of Legal FAQs. Brief summaries are listed below, but make sure to read the full FAQs for additional information.

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