Houston has a good supply of labor and employment attorneys to help keep the business world equitable and fair to the workers. In the history of the world, it has only been in the last few generations that workers had rights and privileges afforded them.
For centuries workers have been at the mercy of their employers. They could be fired, terminated or abused at the whim of the employer or overseer. They had no rights and any complaints or legal action was always held against them. The courts supported the employers as the burden of proof was thrust upon their shoulders and rarely in this country or any other did the courts support the employee.
At the turn of the 19th century it was not uncommon for people to work up to 14 hours a day with little pay in unsafe conditions. Child labor was also rampant. Protests were attempted but the law favored the industrialists and the working man was repeatedly put down sometimes by government military action. So much for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Times have changed and laws have been enacted to protect the worker. Houston has employment attorneys or lawyers trained and licensed to make sure these laws are upheld. Workers have the rights to benefits, such as paid leave for vacation, sick leave and paid holidays, breaks, disability, safely and health, hours they can be required to work with out additional compensation among other rights. The hope of the pursuit of happiness can be realized.