Dallas, Texas Trade Secret Lawyer Discusses Workplace Challenges When Employees Use Their Own Devices for Work-Related Activities

/cdklawyers.com// 08/04/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas trade secret lawyer, notes that many employers now allow employees to use their own devices (smart phones, iPads, and other devices) for work-related activities. Mr. Clouse cautions these employers to consider the challenges inherent in letting employees use their own devices for work-related tasks.   Employers run the […]

Should Your Business Utilize Non-Compete Agreements?

/cdklawyers.com// 07/14/2012 Dallas, Texas non-compete attorney Keith Clouse both drafts non-compete agreements and litigates disputes over non-compete agreements for his corporate clients. He notes that some businesses fail to protect their assets with non-compete agreements. He offers the following reasons why a company should consider entering into non-compete agreements with key employees.   Entering into […]

Addressing Employers’ Privacy Concerns in Non-Compete Litigation

/cdklawyers.com// 04/22/2012 Dallas non-compete lawyer Keith Clouse litigates disputes over non-compete agreements and the wrongful use of trade secrets. By nature, these cases involve the disclosure of a company’s confidential information; a fact finder often cannot resolve factual issues without reviewing sensitive documents.   Judges often sign protective orders to help parties protect confidential information. […]

Employers Must Take Steps to Protect Their Trade Secrets

/cdklawyers.com// 01/07/2012 No employer wants to litigate a case involving the theft of its trade secrets, but employees can and do walk away from companies with confidential information. To avoid these situations, an employer must take steps to protect its valuable information. Doing so may prevent an employee from stealing confidential information; if not, it […]

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 […]

Employers May Need to Implement Social Media Employment Policies

/cdklawyers.com// 11/26/2010 “Social media” refers to online media that facilitates conversations via the Internet and that allows users to share in creating the media’s content.  Social media examples include Facebook and Twitter.  Because social media use has exploded in recent years, employers may need to address its use with specific social media employment policies. A […]

Employers May Bind Employees with Non-Disclosure Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 09/19/2010 All businesses develop and use confidential information and trade secrets to run their operations and to further their business goals.  Confidential information includes marketing plans, pricing data, forecasts, customer lists and other like documents.  A company’s competitive advantage could be seriously harmed if its confidential information leaked outside the company, so most employers […]

Contact Counsel Before Terminating Employees

/cdklawyers.com// 09/06/2010 In Texas, well-settled law allows an employer to terminate an at-will employee for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all, as long as the termination is not based on a characteristic of the employee that is protected by law (ie: a person’s race, pregnancy, or religious affiliation).  Even so, […]

Money Alone Cannot Buy a Non-Compete Agreement with a Texas Employee

/cdklawyers.com// 08/29/2010 A non-compete agreement prevents an employee (or former employee) from competing with an employer.  Employers enter into these agreements to protect confidential information and to avoid losing customers to competitors when an employee changes jobs.  But, cautions Dallas non-compete attorney Keith Clouse, in order for a non-compete agreement to be enforceable against an […]