Dallas Noncompete Lawyer Discusses Evolution of Texas Noncompete Law

/cdklawyers.com// 10/26/2012 Dallas noncompete lawyer Keith Clouse has practiced employment law for over 20 years. During that time span, he has closely monitored trends and developments in noncompete law. This area of the law changes rapidly, and each new case provides insight into how courts will interpret and enforce these agreements.   At one time, […]

Dallas Noncompete Lawyer Discusses Texas Court Ruling on Noncompete Issue

/cdklawyers.com// 03/03/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas noncompete lawyer, comments on a Houston court’s ruling that overrode a choice-of-law provision to apply Texas law to a forfeiture agreement. Drennen v. Exxon Mobil Corp., No. 14-10-01099-CV (Tex. App.—Houston [14th], Feb. 14, 2012), available at http://www.search.txcourts.gov/SearchMedia.aspx?MediaVersionID=df777ff1-b5da-4eb0-a244-524632f65d04&MediaID=bd9c3101-8b09-48ec-bf68-8ae33937470c&coa=coa14&DT=Opinion.   The agreement entitled the employee to receive incentive awards unless the […]

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. […]

Texas Noncompete Attorney Explains Recent Change to Texas Noncompete Law

/cdklawyers.com// 10/14/2011 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas noncompete attorney, explains how a recent Texas Supreme Court opinion radically changes Texas noncompete law. This summer, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a covenant not to compete signed by an employee in consideration of stock options was enforceable because the company’s provision of stock options was reasonably […]