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 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 […]

Dallas, Texas Non-Compete Lawyer Discusses Reformation of Non-Compete Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 07/08/2012 Dallas, Texas non-compete lawyer Keith Clouse both drafts non-compete agreements and litigates disputes over alleged breaches of non-compete agreements. He notes that, in Texas, these agreements must meet certain legal standards to be enforced. If a non-compete provision does not satisfy those standards, a court must reform the agreement and enforce it as […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on Texas Employment Law Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 05/05/2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that employees could not pursue claims against their former employer for fraudulently inducing them to terminate their employment with the employer and to accept employment with a wholly owned subsidiary. Sawyer v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., No. 11-40454 (April 20, 2012), available […]

Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Issues Regarding Wrongful Termination Cases in Texas

/cdklawyers.com// 04/27/2012 The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled on a case involving the wrongful termination of an employee because the employee refused to perform an illegal act. Safeshred, Inc. v. Martinez, No. 10-0426 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2012), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2012/apr/100426.pdf.   The employee refused to drive a truck because the truck did not comply with […]

Texas Employment Law Issue: Withholding an Employee’s Final Paycheck

/cdklawyers.com// 04/12/2012 Unfortunately, when an employer fires an employee, not all loose ends can be addressed at the termination meeting. So, can an employer withhold the terminated employee’s final paycheck until the employee addresses the employer’s concerns? For example, can an employer tell the terminated employee that she will get her final paycheck if and […]