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 Courts Reform Overly Broad Noncompete Agreements so that the Terms are Enforceable

/cdklawyers.com// 02/03/2012 Keith Clouse, a Texas labor and employment law attorney, frequently advises employers, senior executives, and physicians regarding the enforceability of existing or proposed noncompete agreements. Because a noncompete agreement can substantially impact an individual’s ability to obtain later work, these agreements must undergo careful scrutiny.    Some noncompete agreements contain overly broad terms. […]

Dallas, Texas Labor and Employment Lawyer Discusses the Importance of Documenting Employee Disciplinary Issues

/cdklawyers.com// 01/27/2012 Keith Clouse, a Texas labor and employment law attorney, frequently advises employers about compliance with federal and state employment laws as well as the best practices an employer should use to avoid legal trouble. Often, employers encounter difficulty defending themselves in lawsuits with former employees because they fail to adequately document disciplinary issues. […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules for Plaintiff in Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 01/26/2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled for the plaintiff in a same-sex sexual harassment matter. Cherry v. Shaw Coastal, Inc., No. 11-30403 (5th Cir. Jan. 19, 2012), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/11/11-30403-CV0.wpd.pdf. A supervisor sent the plaintiff sexually charged text messages and regularly touched the plaintiff. Both the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s immediate […]

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 […]

What Are an Employer’s Obligations Regarding Pay Earned During Holiday Weeks?

/cdklawyers.com// 11/07/2010 With the holiday season approaching, many employers and employees may be wondering what an employer’s obligations are regarding compensation earned during holiday weeks.  The Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that regulates minimum pay standards and overtime compensation, applies to workers who are not specifically exempt from its coverage.  Importantly, the FLSA […]

When an Employer and an Employee Settle an Employment-Related Dispute, What is Included in the Settlement Agreement?

/cdklawyers.com// 10/31/2010 Employers and employees may find themselves in disputes with one another.  Quite often, these disputes can be resolved via mediation or settlement negotiations between attorneys.  If so, the parties usually enter into settlement agreements.  But what terms does a settlement agreement between an employer and an employee typically contain? Arguably, the two most […]

Mediation May be Best Option for Resolving an Employment Law Dispute

/cdklawyers.com// 10/22/2010 When a dispute arises between an employee and an employer, mediation may be the parties’ best option for a fast (and, therefore, less expensive) resolution.  In this confidential process, a neutral mediator facilitates resolution by analyzing the case, pointing out its strengths and weaknesses and encouraging the parties to reach common ground.  Typically, […]

An Employer May Need An Employment Policy Addressing Gifts, Meals and Entertainment

/cdklawyers.com// 09/23/2010 Most employers should address whether employees may receive gifts, meals or offers of entertainment from vendors, clients or other business contacts; often an employer must implement a gift policy to prevent any conflicts of interest and, in some industries, to ensure that the employer does not violate any laws or regulations. Keith Clouse, […]