Dallas, Texas Employment Attorney Discusses the Ideal Non-Compete Agreement

/cdklawyers.com// 05/26/2012 Dallas, Texas employment attorney Keith Clouse drafts non-compete agreements for both senior executives and employers. In his twenty years of practicing employment law, he has seen all sorts of non-compete agreements. In some cases, it seemed the employers sought to punish executives for even thinking about leaving. A typical onerous non-competition agreement restricted […]

Texas Supreme Court Rules on Workers’ Compensation Coverage Issue

/cdklawyers.com// 02/10/2012 The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled on a workers’ compensation coverage issue. Port Elevator-Brownsville, L.L.C. v. Casados, No. 10-0523 (Tex. Jan. 27, 2012), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2012/jan/100523.pdf. The plaintiffs’ son suffered a fatal work-related injury while working as a temporary worker for Port Elevator. The plaintiffs did not seek workers’ compensation benefits from Port […]

Who Qualifies as an “Employer” Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

/cdklawyers.com// 01/26/2011 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee based on the employee’s race, color, national origin, gender, or religion. But not every person or entity that employs workers qualifies as an employer under the statute and thus not every entity is bound […]

EEOC Reports Workplace Discrimination Charges at All Time High

/cdklawyers.com// 01/24/2011 The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently announced that more private sector workplace discrimination charges had been filed with the federal agency in fiscal year 2010 than ever before.  The statement, released on January 11, 2011, is available here: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-11-11.cfm.  The EEOC enforces federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, harassment and […]

EEOC Issues Press Release Regarding 2010 Statistics

/cdklawyers.com// 12/09/2010 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a press release detailing statistics from its fiscal year 2010 (available at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/11-23-10.cfm).  The EEOC is the federal agency charged with enforcing federal civil rights laws that protect America’s workers from discrimination and retaliation, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the […]

Retrieving Personal Data From a Company-Owned Computer After a Termination

/cdklawyers.com// 09/13/2010 Dallas employment counsel Keith Clouse advises employees not to save personal data (such as music, photographs, on-line bill payment receipts or contact information for family members and friends) on company-owned computers because companies typically retain ownership over any files saved on their computers.  But what happens when an employee who has saved personal […]