Dallas, Texas Employment Lawyer Discusses Executive Compensation

/cdklawyers.com// 05/19/2012 Top corporate officers command top pay from their employers, and these senior executives cannot trust inexperienced employment law counsel to represent their interests during negotiations over compensation issues. Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer, advises senior executives on employment law issues and drafts employment agreements and separation agreements for these clients.   […]

Texas Jobless Rate Continues to Drop

/cdklawyers.com// 04/07/2012 According to a recent news article, the unemployment rate for Texas fell for the sixth consecutive month to 7.1% during February. The rate is now the lowest it has been since March 2009 and is a full percentage point lower than it was in August 2011.   Job growth in Texas exceeded 27,000 […]

Dallas Employment Lawyer Explains How Employers Can Help Their Employment Lawyers Increase Efficiency

/cdklawyers.com// 03/10/2012 Most businesses need employment law attorneys to litigate disputes with employees and to provide general employment law advice. Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment law counselor, suggests ways an employer can minimize the expenses associated with such services.   First, the employer should always contact a lawyer at the first sign of legal […]

Dallas Employment Law Specialist Offers Tips to Avoid Legal Liability at the Company Party

/cdklawyers.com// 12/10/2011 While a company party should be a time for fun and merriment, an employer must prepare carefully to avoid potential legal issues. Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse provides the following tips.   First, an employer should consider the added legal exposure that serving alcohol can bring. To avoid alcohol-related problems, an employer may […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on Finder’s Fee Agreement Under Texas Law

/cdklawyers.com// 09/30/2011 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed finder’s fees under Texas law. CB Legal Search, L.L.C. v. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith, L.L.P., No. 11-20127 (5th Cir. Sept. 16, 2011), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/11/11-20127.0.wpd.pdf. In 2006, a legal recruiter introduced LBBS, a law firm, to two partners at BRG, another law firm. The […]

Texas Supreme Court Rules on Workers’ Compensation Issue

/cdklawyers.com// 09/16/2011 The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled on an issue involving the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. Ins. Co. of the State of Penn. v. Muro, No. 09-0340 (Tex. Aug. 26, 2011), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2011/aug/090340.pdf.    The plaintiff sought lifetime workers’ compensation income benefits after she fell at work and injured her hips, back, shoulder […]

Negligence Actions in Texas Against an Employer

/cdklawyers.com// 02/14/2011 Many employers in Texas subscribe to Texas Workers’ Compensation. This is a state-regulated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses.  But employers are not required to subscribe to the program.  If an employer opts not to subscribe, an employee may sue the employer for negligence if the […]

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 […]