Federal Judge Gives Go Ahead to $11 Billion Whistleblower Lawsuit

Potentially groundbreaking case stems from allegations that company profited by violating the Higher Education Act, reports whistleblower lawyer Jeffrey Keller

Texas Employment Lawyer Explains “For Cause” Termination Provision in a Typical Employment Agreement

/cdklawyers.com// 04/15/2012 Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse drafts employment law agreements for both executives and employers. A key provision in any employment law agreement concerns an employer’s right to terminate an executive because of the executive’s misconduct, or “for cause.” “Cause” is defined in the employment agreement, and the definition typically includes the executive’s:• conviction of […]

Board Certified Labor and Employment Lawyer Discusses Board Certification Process

/cdklawyers.com// 01/19/2012 Keith Clouse is a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law. Six attorneys at his employment law firm, Clouse Dunn LLP, have been certified in Labor and Employment Law. They are among a select group of Texas attorneys who have been certified […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Examines Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Subrogation Rights

/cdklawyers.com// 12/09/2011 Following a collision that rendered him paraplegic, an employee was paid workers’ compensation benefits. He and his wife sued several third parties for causing the wreck. His employer intervened to protect its subrogation rights for the workers’ compensation benefits it had paid to the employee. Following a vacated jury verdict, the parties settled. […]

EEOC Ends Fiscal Year on a High Note

/cdklawyers.com// 12/03/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency responsible for enforcing the nation’s anti-discrimination laws, issued a press release following the close of its fiscal year 2011. According to the press release, the EEOC finished its fiscal year with a ten percent decrease in its pending charge inventory. This decrease is the first […]

Non-Disparagement Clauses in Employment-Related Settlement Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 12/01/2011 Employment law attorneys frequently include non-disparagement clauses in settlement agreements that resolve litigation between employers and former employees and in severance agreements between employers and departing employees. In a typical non-disparagement clause, one party agrees not to make any statements, either written or verbal, that disparage or criticize the other party.   In […]

Workplace Myths Revealed: Dallas Attorney Provides Insight

/cdklawyers.com// 11/26/2011 The US News & World Report published an article recently regarding workplace myths. Keith Clouse, a Dallas attorney who specializes in employment law, provides further insight into these myths.   Among the myths that are “busted”:• Employees have legal recourse for unfair treatment. Fair or not, according to Mr. Clouse, as long as an […]

Dallas Employment Law Specialist Explains Termination Options Under a Typical Employment Agreement

/cdklawyers.com// 11/10/2011 Dallas employment law specialist Keith Clouse often handles employment law matters for executive employees. Oftentimes, he advises these clients about their employment agreements. Although Mr. Clouse focuses attention on several key provisions, he always considers the termination provisions seriously.   Usually, an employer agrees that it may terminate an employee’s employment either with […]

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Information on Fatal Occupational Injuries

/cdklawyers.com// 11/09/2011 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics conducted a program, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, to determine the number of fatal work injuries recorded in the United States. According to the results, a preliminary total of 4,547 workers sustained fatal work injuries in 2010. This amounts to a rate of 3.5 deaths per […]

EEOC Posts Guidance Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act

/cdklawyers.com// 11/05/2011 The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits an employer from discriminating against a qualified individual on the basis of a disability. Many employers struggle to interpret and apply this law, especially in light of amendments made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Fortunately, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the governmental agency charged with […]