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 […]

Non-Disparagement Clauses in Employment-Related Settlement Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 12/01/2011 Employment law attorneys frequently include non-disparagement clauses in settlement agreements that resolve litigation between employers and former employees and in severance agreements between employers and departing employees. In a typical non-disparagement clause, one party agrees not to make any statements, either written or verbal, that disparage or criticize the other party.   In […]

EEOC Issues Press Release Regarding Impact of 9/11 on Employment Discrimination

/cdklawyers.com// 10/07/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against employees, recently issued a press release regarding the effect of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on employment discrimination.  In the initial months after 9/11, the EEOC saw a 250% increase in […]

Making the Most of Your First Consultation with an Employment Lawyer to Discuss a Non-Compete Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 01/20/2011 Dallas, Texas non-compete lawyer Keith Clouse believes that an executive bound by a non-compete agreement should consult with an employment law attorney before taking any actions that could violate the non-compete agreement’s terms.  Mr. Clouse suggests that the executive deliver key documents to the employment law attorney prior to the initial consultation to […]

Understanding the “Minor” Provisions in an Employment Agreement

/cdklawyers.com// 12/10/2010 Being savvy business people, executives usually know what key provisions to look for in employment agreements, such as the compensation and non-compete terms.  But employment agreements usually contain other provisions that may appear to be minor, boilerplate terms.  An executive should understand these terms and how they could impact the employment relationship before […]

When an Employer and an Employee Settle an Employment-Related Dispute, What is Included in the Settlement Agreement?

/cdklawyers.com// 10/31/2010 Employers and employees may find themselves in disputes with one another.  Quite often, these disputes can be resolved via mediation or settlement negotiations between attorneys.  If so, the parties usually enter into settlement agreements.  But what terms does a settlement agreement between an employer and an employee typically contain? Arguably, the two most […]

Texas Supreme Court Enforces Arbitration Agreement in Employment Discrimination Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 10/25/2010 The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that an arbitration agreement between an employer and a former employee should be enforced.  In re 24R, Inc., No. 09-1025 (Tex. Oct. 22, 2010), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2010/oct/091025.htm.  The former employee filed an employment discrimination lawsuit, and the employer moved to compel arbitration based on a signed arbitration […]

Mediation May be Best Option for Resolving an Employment Law Dispute

/cdklawyers.com// 10/22/2010 When a dispute arises between an employee and an employer, mediation may be the parties’ best option for a fast (and, therefore, less expensive) resolution.  In this confidential process, a neutral mediator facilitates resolution by analyzing the case, pointing out its strengths and weaknesses and encouraging the parties to reach common ground.  Typically, […]