Employers May Bind Employees with Non-Disclosure Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 09/19/2010 All businesses develop and use confidential information and trade secrets to run their operations and to further their business goals.  Confidential information includes marketing plans, pricing data, forecasts, customer lists and other like documents.  A company’s competitive advantage could be seriously harmed if its confidential information leaked outside the company, so most employers […]

Contact Counsel Before Terminating Employees

/cdklawyers.com// 09/06/2010 In Texas, well-settled law allows an employer to terminate an at-will employee for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all, as long as the termination is not based on a characteristic of the employee that is protected by law (ie: a person’s race, pregnancy, or religious affiliation).  Even so, […]

Money Alone Cannot Buy a Non-Compete Agreement with a Texas Employee

/cdklawyers.com// 08/29/2010 A non-compete agreement prevents an employee (or former employee) from competing with an employer.  Employers enter into these agreements to protect confidential information and to avoid losing customers to competitors when an employee changes jobs.  But, cautions Dallas non-compete attorney Keith Clouse, in order for a non-compete agreement to be enforceable against an […]