Dallas Employment Lawyer: Consult a Lawyer Before Signing a Release

/cdklawyers.com// 07/29/2012 When an employer terminates an employee, the employer may offer the employee severance funds in exchange for the employee’s release of any legal claims against the employer. Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse suggests that an employee who is presented with such a release contact legal counsel before signing it.   An employee presented […]

Texas Supreme Court Rules on Negligent Hiring and Supervision Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 07/27/2012 The Texas Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in a case concerning negligent hiring and supervision. Wansey v. Hole, No. 11-0348 (Tex. June 29, 2012), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2012/jun/110348.pdf.   A couple enrolled their minor daughter in a driving course operated by the defendant. One evening, the father observed his daughter backing away from […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Law Attorney Cautions Physicians to Carefully Consider Non-Compete Obligations Before Signing Employment Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 07/25/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment law attorney, represents many physicians in employment-related matters. He negotiates new employment agreements for doctors and counsels them about existing obligations. When a physician is ready to move to a new practice, Mr. Clouse helps his client resolve issues with the current employer and transition into the […]

Texas Supreme Court Addresses Age Discrimination Issue

/cdklawyers.com// 07/20/2012 The Texas Supreme Court recently addressed an age discrimination issue. Mission Consolidated Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Garcia, No. 10-0802 (Tex. June 29, 2012), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2012/jun/100802.pdf.   The Court addressed the question: Can a plaintiff establish a prima facie case of age discrimination when undisputed evidence shows she was replaced by someone older? […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Attorney Highlights Summer Employment Reminders Offered by the Texas Workforce Commission

/cdklawyers.com// 05/28/2012 Dallas, Texas employment attorney Keith Clouse helps employers make hiring and firing decisions. He guides them into compliance with the state and federal laws that cover employment issues. He notes that the Texas Workforce Commission recently issued a press release regarding teenage workers. As summer approaches, many employers hire teenagers for seasonal work. […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Attorney Discusses the Ideal Non-Compete Agreement

/cdklawyers.com// 05/26/2012 Dallas, Texas employment attorney Keith Clouse drafts non-compete agreements for both senior executives and employers. In his twenty years of practicing employment law, he has seen all sorts of non-compete agreements. In some cases, it seemed the employers sought to punish executives for even thinking about leaving. A typical onerous non-competition agreement restricted […]

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.   […]

In this DIY Age, Why Should Your Start-Up Company Hire an Employment Lawyer?

/cdklawyers.com// 05/18/2012 We live in a “do it yourself” age. With the Internet, a company can find an online solution to virtually any problem a business might have, including employment law matters. Many of these “solutions” are even free. A start-up company may be tempted to rely on online material to make decisions regarding employment […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Lawyer Offers Tips for Employers for Avoiding Employment Law Problems This Summer

/cdklawyers.com// 05/12/2012 With summer fast approaching, Dallas, Texas employment lawyer Keith Clouse offers the following tips for employers to help them embrace the summer season while remaining compliant with state and federal employment laws.  1. If you plan to hire an unpaid summer intern, know the laws regarding unpaid internships.2. If you plan to hire seasonal workers, […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Law Attorney Discusses Department of Labor’s Settlement of FLSA Overtime Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 05/10/2012 Dallas, Texas employment law attorney Keith Clouse represents employers that are being investigated by the Department of Labor for violations of federal employment laws.  He guides these employers through the investigation process and helps them cooperate with the investigators while protecting their business interests. His advice helps these employers reach favorable resolutions.  Mr. […]