Dallas Employment Lawyer Discusses the FLSA

/cdklawyers.com// 02/24/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer, handles all types of employment-related lawsuits, including lawsuits arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Because employers and employees alike profess confusion about just what the FLSA mandates, Mr. Clouse provides the following explanation.   The FLSA sets basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards and […]

Texas Courts Reform Overly Broad Noncompete Agreements so that the Terms are Enforceable

/cdklawyers.com// 02/03/2012 Keith Clouse, a Texas labor and employment law attorney, frequently advises employers, senior executives, and physicians regarding the enforceability of existing or proposed noncompete agreements. Because a noncompete agreement can substantially impact an individual’s ability to obtain later work, these agreements must undergo careful scrutiny.    Some noncompete agreements contain overly broad terms. […]

Texas Employment Lawyer Cautions Physicians to Consider Key Provisions in Employment Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 01/06/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas lawyer who specializes in employment law, drafts and reviews many employment agreements for physicians. Mr. Clouse believes that a doctor must carefully consider certain provisions before signing a proposed employment contract. For example, a doctor must consider: • Whether the term of the contract is long enough to allow the […]

Dallas Employment Law Specialist Explains Employment Agreement Provision

/cdklawyers.com// 12/30/2011 Keith Clouse, a Dallas employment law specialist, has drafted many employment agreements for executive-level employees. He has reviewed and revised even more. One contractual provision that some executive clients may overlook is the term of employment.   This contractual provision may provide that the executive is to be employed indefinitely, meaning that either […]

Dallas Employment Law Specialist Offers Tips to Avoid Legal Liability at the Company Party

/cdklawyers.com// 12/10/2011 While a company party should be a time for fun and merriment, an employer must prepare carefully to avoid potential legal issues. Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse provides the following tips.   First, an employer should consider the added legal exposure that serving alcohol can bring. To avoid alcohol-related problems, an employer may […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Examines Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Subrogation Rights

/cdklawyers.com// 12/09/2011 Following a collision that rendered him paraplegic, an employee was paid workers’ compensation benefits. He and his wife sued several third parties for causing the wreck. His employer intervened to protect its subrogation rights for the workers’ compensation benefits it had paid to the employee. Following a vacated jury verdict, the parties settled. […]

Dallas Employment Law Specialist Explains Termination Options Under a Typical Employment Agreement

/cdklawyers.com// 11/10/2011 Dallas employment law specialist Keith Clouse often handles employment law matters for executive employees. Oftentimes, he advises these clients about their employment agreements. Although Mr. Clouse focuses attention on several key provisions, he always considers the termination provisions seriously.   Usually, an employer agrees that it may terminate an employee’s employment either with […]

EEOC Posts Guidance Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act

/cdklawyers.com// 11/05/2011 The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits an employer from discriminating against a qualified individual on the basis of a disability. Many employers struggle to interpret and apply this law, especially in light of amendments made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Fortunately, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the governmental agency charged with […]

Texas Noncompete Attorney Explains Recent Change to Texas Noncompete Law

/cdklawyers.com// 10/14/2011 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas noncompete attorney, explains how a recent Texas Supreme Court opinion radically changes Texas noncompete law. This summer, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a covenant not to compete signed by an employee in consideration of stock options was enforceable because the company’s provision of stock options was reasonably […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Law Specialist Highlights Key Federal Discrimination Laws

/cdklawyers.com// 09/30/2011 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment law specialist who has practiced employment law for more than twenty years, highlights the key federal discrimination laws that apply to most private employers. The key federal discrimination laws that apply to most private employers include:• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: prohibits employment discrimination […]