Dallas, Texas Employment Lawyer: Get Ready for Election Day

/cdklawyers.com// 11/02/2012 A presidential election always brings excitement, and 2012 is no different. But do you know the laws regarding voting and employment? Dallas, Texas employment lawyer Keith Clouse highlights the Texas Workforce Commission’s page on this topic at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/voting_time_off.html.   First of all, an employee should be allowed time to vote. Many people like […]

Points to Consider Before a Deposition in Your Employment-Related Lawsuit

/cdklawyers.com// 10/27/2012 Because so few cases ever go to trial, depositions in employment law cases must be taken seriously. A strong deposition may lead to a good settlement. A weak deposition may decimate a party’s case. Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer, provides the following points to consider before testifying at a deposition.   […]

Dallas Employment Lawyer Discusses What Items Can be Granted Trade Secret Protection

/cdklawyers.com// 09/15/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer, works with employers to protect their trade secrets and to keep former employees from using or disclosing these trade secrets. Unfortunately, much confusion exists about what a trade secret is and what information can be classified as a trade secret.   Simply put, a trade secret […]

Texas Employment Law Attorney Reminds Healthcare Groups to Revisit Employment-Related Documents and Policies

/cdklawyers.com// 09/14/2012 A healthcare group typically consults with legal counsel when setting up the practice. At that time, a group typically hires an attorney to draft physician employment agreements, operating agreements, employee handbooks, and job descriptions as well as set up proper procedures for resolving personnel issues. Then, many healthcare groups do not consult with […]

Texas Supreme Court Issues Opinion Regarding Pay Discrimination Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 09/06/2012 The Texas Supreme Court recently addressed an issue of first impression: Does the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act apply to claims brought under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act so that the 180-day limitations period begins anew each time a claimant receives a paycheck containing a discriminatory amount? Prairie View A&M […]

Fifth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment in Failure to Hire Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 08/31/2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a summary judgment ruling for an employer in a failure to hire case. Johnson v. Maestri-Murrell Prop. Mgmt., LLC, No. 11-30914 (5th Cir. Aug. 14, 2012), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/11/11-30914.0.wpd.pdf.   The plaintiff alleged that the defendant failed to hire her as the assistant manager of […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Lawyer Offers Tips for Avoiding a Retaliation Lawsuit

/cdklawyers.com// 08/28/2012 All employers hope to avoid lawsuits brought by current or former employees. Dallas, Texas employment lawyer Keith Clouse offers the following tips for how an employer can avoid a lawsuit based on a claim that the employer retaliated against an employee who complained of discriminatory or harassing behavior: • Ensure that all employees who […]

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 […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Same-Sex Discrimination Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 08/03/2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in a same-sex age discrimination case brought by the EEOC. EEOC v. Boh Bros. Const. Co., L.L.C., No. 11-30770 (5th Cir. July 27, 2012), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/11/11-30770-CV0.wpd.pdf.   The EEOC brought a Title VII case on behalf of a male construction worker who claimed that […]