Dallas Labor and Employment Lawyer Explains FLSA’s Learned Professional Exemption

/cdklawyers.com// 09/26/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas labor and employment lawyer, frequently advises clients regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act. He works with employers to ensure that they are in compliance with this federal statute. One area where employers may misstep concerns the classification of exempt workers.   Under the FLSA, an employer is required 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 Labor and Employment Lawyer Discusses Labor Day

/cdklawyers.com// 09/04/2012 As Americans stumble back into their offices after a long holiday weekend spent picnicking, boating, and having fun, Dallas labor and employment lawyer Keith Clouse directs them to the Department of Labor’s webpage regarding Labor Day 2012. There, readers will be able to learn more about the history of this American holiday.   […]

Dallas Physician Contract Attorney Discusses Representations and Warranties in Physician Employment Agreements

/cdklawyers.com// 08/30/2012 Keith Clouse, a Dallas-based employment law attorney, regularly advises physicians and medical groups regarding physician employment contracts. Many physician employment contracts include a “representations and warranties” section in which the physician makes certain representations and warranties. This section covers matters that are considered fundamental to the employer’s decision to hire the physician.   […]

Dallas, Texas Employment Lawyer Offers Tips for Avoiding a Retaliation Lawsuit

/cdklawyers.com// 08/28/2012 All employers hope to avoid lawsuits brought by current or former employees. Dallas, Texas employment lawyer Keith Clouse offers the following tips for how an employer can avoid a lawsuit based on a claim that the employer retaliated against an employee who complained of discriminatory or harassing behavior: • Ensure that all employees who […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on FLSA Issue Involving Settlement

/cdklawyers.com// 08/11/2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled on an issue regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act. Martin, et al. v. Spring Break ‘83 Prods., L.L.C., et al. No. 11-30671 (5th Cir. July 24, 2012), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/11/11-30671-CV0.wpd.pdf.   A union representing workers involved in the production of a movie signed a settlement […]

Dallas Employment Lawyer Shares Tips for Disciplining Employees

/cdklawyers.com// 08/10/2012 Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse frequently advises employers on workplace matters, including employee discipline issues. He suggests an employer consider the following tips when notifying an employee of misconduct and disciplinary action.   1. Describe the conduct that is being disciplined. The employer should explain why the employee is being disciplined in a factual […]

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 […]

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 […]