David C. Wells

David C. Wells has a background in employment, family, and business law, as well as general civil litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Wells obtained his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, and has a B.A. in history from Rice University in Houston.

Articles By David C. Wells

When to Hire a Workers' Comp Attorney
If you have suffered an injury at work, you might be eligible for benefits through your state’s workers’ compensation system, commonly known as “workers’ comp.” You must notify your employer about your injury, and then file a claim with a state agency or your employer’s insurance provider.
How to Get Workers' Compensation Benefits for Dental Injuries
When most people think of injuries that might occur in the workplace, they probably think of slip-and-fall accidents and repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Legal Considerations When Monitoring Remote Employees
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced employers around the world to transition to a remote workforce. In many cases, this transition happened virtually overnight, without much time to prepare.
COVID-19 Vaccination and the Workplace: What Employers Should Know
The first vaccine to protect against COVID-19 became available to the public in December 2020. As federal, state, and local public health officials work to distribute the vaccine as widely as possible, employers are sure to have questions about how this may affect them. Can they require their employees to get vaccinated?
Coronavirus: A Guide for Employers
Starting in mid-March 2020, much of the United States effectively closed down due to the spread of the coronavirus and the illness that it causes, known as COVID-19. State and local governments have moved to enforce “social distancing” measures intended to slow the spread of the virus and give the healthcare system time to prepare.
Employers: When to Hire an Employment Lawyer
The employer-employee relationship is subject to many legal requirements and restrictions. At one level, employment is a contractual matter between an employer and each of their employees, or between an employer and a labor union authorized to bargain collectively on behalf of the employees.
California Wage and Hour Laws
Wage and hour laws govern issues like minimum wage and overtime pay. Federal law sets the minimum wage at $7.25 per hour nationwide for many employees, but states may establish their own higher minimum wage.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace
Discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation, both actual and perceived, is unlawful under federal law and many state and local laws.
What are Ban the Box Laws?
A criminal record can be one of the most significant impediments to finding a job in the United States. At the same time, gainful employment is considered to be a major factor in preventing recidivism among people with criminal records.