Employers: Protect Your Trade Secrets with Employment Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 10/12/2012 Dallas, Texas trade secret attorney Keith Clouse helps companies protect their trade secrets. He provides advice on the steps a company should take to protect its confidential information and to put itself in a better position should litigation become inevitable. Entering into employment agreements with a company’s key employees is one way to […]

Dallas Employment Lawyer Discusses What Items Can be Granted Trade Secret Protection

/cdklawyers.com// 09/15/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer, works with employers to protect their trade secrets and to keep former employees from using or disclosing these trade secrets. Unfortunately, much confusion exists about what a trade secret is and what information can be classified as a trade secret.   Simply put, a trade secret […]

Dallas, Texas Trade Secret Lawyer Discusses Workplace Challenges When Employees Use Their Own Devices for Work-Related Activities

/cdklawyers.com// 08/04/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas trade secret lawyer, notes that many employers now allow employees to use their own devices (smart phones, iPads, and other devices) for work-related activities. Mr. Clouse cautions these employers to consider the challenges inherent in letting employees use their own devices for work-related tasks.   Employers run the […]

Should Your Business Utilize Non-Compete Agreements?

/cdklawyers.com// 07/14/2012 Dallas, Texas non-compete attorney Keith Clouse both drafts non-compete agreements and litigates disputes over non-compete agreements for his corporate clients. He notes that some businesses fail to protect their assets with non-compete agreements. He offers the following reasons why a company should consider entering into non-compete agreements with key employees.   Entering into […]

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 […]

Addressing Employers’ Privacy Concerns in Non-Compete Litigation

/cdklawyers.com// 04/22/2012 Dallas non-compete lawyer Keith Clouse litigates disputes over non-compete agreements and the wrongful use of trade secrets. By nature, these cases involve the disclosure of a company’s confidential information; a fact finder often cannot resolve factual issues without reviewing sensitive documents.   Judges often sign protective orders to help parties protect confidential information. […]

Employers Must Take Steps to Protect Their Trade Secrets

/cdklawyers.com// 01/07/2012 No employer wants to litigate a case involving the theft of its trade secrets, but employees can and do walk away from companies with confidential information. To avoid these situations, an employer must take steps to protect its valuable information. Doing so may prevent an employee from stealing confidential information; if not, it […]

Telecommuting: Employment Law Legal Risks

/cdklawyers.com// 02/02/2011 More workers than ever now telecommute.  Telecommuting can significantly reduce an employer’s overhead expenses, but telecommuting can also lead to increased employment law legal risks for an employer.  One potential litigation pitfall concerns overtime compensation for employees who are not exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.  These employees may seek overtime compensation […]

Employers May Bind Employees with Non-Disclosure Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 09/19/2010 All businesses develop and use confidential information and trade secrets to run their operations and to further their business goals.  Confidential information includes marketing plans, pricing data, forecasts, customer lists and other like documents.  A company’s competitive advantage could be seriously harmed if its confidential information leaked outside the company, so most employers […]