Texas Supreme Court Addresses Jury Trial Waiver in an Employment Law Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 03/16/2012 The Texas Supreme Court recently held that a threat to fire an at-will employee for refusing to sign a jury waiver does not amount to coercion that would invalidate the jury waiver agreement. In re Frank Kent Motor Co., No. 10-0687 (Tex. March 9, 2012), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2012/mar/100687.pdf.   The at-will employee had […]

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 […]

Texas Employers and Employees May Waive Their Rights to a Jury Trial

/cdklawyers.com// 10/08/2010 In Texas, employers and employees can contractually waive the right to a trial by jury by including a jury waiver provision in a contract that governs their relationship.  Then, instead of a jury determining the outcome of any lawsuit arising from the employment relationship, a judge would hear the testimony and act as […]