Keith Clouse, Dallas Employment Law Attorney, Discusses Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Texas

/ 09/23/2011 The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled on an issue involving the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment law attorney, provides more insight into the Texas workers’ compensation program.   Workers’ compensation insurance provides coverage for medical expenses and lost wages for employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. A […]

Employment Law Issue: Addressing Short-timers’ Syndrome

/ 11/14/2010 A resigning employee typically gives an employer two weeks’ notice.  The employee then uses the notice period to wrap up projects and to answer questions while the employer either hires a replacement or divides the employee’s responsibilities among remaining employees.  But, unfortunately, some employees suffer from “short-timers’ syndrome” and lose any motivation to […]

Dallas labor issue lawyer explains proposed Legislation: The Employee Free Choice Act

Dallas, Texas ( — The Employee Free Choice Act (“Act”) is a proposed federal law that would amend the National Labor Relations Act to enable employees to more easily form labor organizations and negotiate initial collective bargaining agreements with employers. If signed into law, the Act would require an employer to recognize a union if […]

Fifth Circuit Analyzes Employee/Independent Contractor Issue

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded that sales leaders for an insurance company were employees, not independent contractors. Hopkins v. Cornerstone America, No. 07-10952, available at (5th Cir. Oct. 13, 2008). Fourteen former sales leaders sued for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Because the FLSA applies to […]