Dallas Physician Employment Contract Attorney Discusses Call Coverage

/cdklawyers.com// 08/18/2012 Keith Clouse is a Dallas-based employment law attorney who frequently negotiates employment contracts for physicians. Mr. Clouse notes that one, often-overlooked, provision can dramatically impact a doctor’s personal life—a provision setting out the doctor’s call obligations. If a doctor’s call obligations turn out to be greater than anticipated, the doctor may end up […]

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 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, […]

Texas Jobless Rate Continues to Drop

/cdklawyers.com// 04/07/2012 According to a recent news article, the unemployment rate for Texas fell for the sixth consecutive month to 7.1% during February. The rate is now the lowest it has been since March 2009 and is a full percentage point lower than it was in August 2011.   Job growth in Texas exceeded 27,000 […]

Should an Employer Require a Terminated Employee to Sign a Release at the Termination Meeting?

/cdklawyers.com// 04/06/2012 How an employer handles a termination can significantly impact future dealings with the terminated employee. Therefore, before terminating an employee, an employer must address certain concerns, such as whether all termination policies have been followed, how to handle the employee’s last moments on the job, and whether a difficult situation warrants a call […]

Thinking of Hiring an Unpaid Summer Intern? Be Sure the Internship Meets These Requirements.

/cdklawyers.com// 03/31/2012 A frequent violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act concerns unpaid summer interns. Many business owners want to introduce students to their businesses, but, because of financial concerns, they hire the students as unpaid interns. According to the United States Department of Labor, however, unless the relationship meets certain criteria, an intern must […]

“No-Raid” Clauses in Employment Agreements Explained by Dallas, Texas Employment Lawyer

/cdklawyers.com// 03/23/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer, advises employers and employees on a variety of workplace legal issues and litigates employment-related disputes for his clients. He also negotiates and drafts employment agreements for employers and executives. Many of these employment agreements contain non-solicitation clauses (also known as no-raid clauses). He explains this term […]

Fifth Circuit Rules in Physician’s Employment Discrimination Case

/cdklawyers.com// 03/22/2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in a physician’s employment discrimination case. Nassar v. Univ. of Tex. S.W. Medical Center, No. 11-10338 (5th Cir. March 8, 2012), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/11/11-10338-CV0.wpd.pdf. The jury found that the doctor was constructively discharged and retaliated against. The employer appealed.   Constructive discharge claims are essentially […]

Dallas Employment Lawyer Explains How Employers Can Help Their Employment Lawyers Increase Efficiency

/cdklawyers.com// 03/10/2012 Most businesses need employment law attorneys to litigate disputes with employees and to provide general employment law advice. Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment law counselor, suggests ways an employer can minimize the expenses associated with such services.   First, the employer should always contact a lawyer at the first sign of legal […]

Executives Moving to Texas Should Ask a Texas Employment Lawyer to Explain Texas Non-Compete Law

/cdklawyers.com// 02/18/2012 Texas non-compete lawyer Keith Clouse not only negotiates non-compete agreements for executives entering into employment relationships, but he also litigates disputes over these agreements when executives leave employers. In some cases, these disputes involve misunderstandings about Texas non-compete law. Therefore, Mr. Clouse cautions an executive who is asked to sign a non-compete agreement […]