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The current sales tax rate in Texas is 6.25 percent as of June 2015, according to TaxRates.com. However, the total tax rate may be as high as 8.25 percent depending on the municipality.


If an employer deemed it necessary to reduce an hourly employee's pay, the employer could do so. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that hourly employees receive at least minimum wage, but it does not preclude an employer from lowering wages so long as that em...


There are situations where an employer can change your pay rate, including a decline in business. However, the pay rate cannot go below the Federal minimum wage.


Employers may reduce an hourly employee's pay rate as long as the lowered rate is equal to at least the federal minimum wage, says the U.S. Department of Labor. Employers are also allowed to reduce hourly employees' hours, but must continue to pay any overtime accrued.


A good employer is one that responds to the workers' needs, creating a happy, efficient workplace with room for growth. By doing this, a good employer builds a relationship with employees that allows it to take full advantage of the employees' potential.


The Texas Department of Insurance posts its annual workers' compensation rate guide on its website at www.tdi.texas.gov/wc. The latest rates tables are current as of July 1, 2015.


Highly rated hospitals in Houston, Texas, include Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report. Texas Children's Hospital and Childre...