Employers: Protect Your Trade Secrets with Employment Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 10/12/2012 Dallas, Texas trade secret attorney Keith Clouse helps companies protect their trade secrets. He provides advice on the steps a company should take to protect its confidential information and to put itself in a better position should litigation become inevitable. Entering into employment agreements with a company’s key employees is one way to […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses FLSA Issue

/cdklawyers.com// 01/08/2011 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed an issue arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Martin v. PepsiAmericas, Inc., No. 09-60896 (5th Cir. Dec. 28, 2010), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/09/09-60896-CV0.wpd.pdf.  The plaintiff sued her former employer for unpaid overtime wages.  The district court granted the employer’s motion to dismiss after finding that […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses Texas Employment Contract Issue

/cdklawyers.com// 08/02/2010 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed summary judgment in a dispute regarding a Texas employment agreement.  Lindsey v. DynCorp Int’l, L.L.C., No. 10-20130 (5th Cir. July 20, 2010), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/10/10-20130.0.wpd.pdf. Lindsey entered into an at-will employment contract with DynCorp to work in Iraq for eight months.  The contract initially provided […]

Texas Statute of Limitations for Employment Contract Cases

/cdklawyers.com// 05/20/2010 Most high level employees and many salespeople work pursuant to employment agreements. Usually, the parties encounter no problems.  But if a party fails to perform according to the employment agreement’s terms, the wronged party may pursue a breach of contract claim in court. In Texas, most breach of employment contract lawsuits will be […]

Discovery Matters in Lawsuits over Employment Law Issues

/cdklawyers.com// 03/14/2010 Employers and employees may find themselves in litigation with one another over a breach of contract issue, the breach of a non-compete agreement, or a discrimination or retaliation matter.  Sometimes, the parties can resolve their differences easily.  But if the parties are not able to resolve the case at the outset, they must […]