It’s Summer Time: Are You Required to Pay Your Intern?

/ Employment Lawyer – Attorney Keith Clouse/ 08/11/2011 As students prepare to return to school, many are seeking to obtain work experience during the semester, even if it means taking an unpaid internship. However, employers need to understand their obligations when an internship is unpaid and when it is not. Under the Fair Labor Standards […]

Employer Liability

/ Employment Lawyer – Attorney Keith Clouse/ 08/09/2011 Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an employer can be liable for a supervisor’s discrimination if such discrimination plays a role in a later adverse employment action.  Staub v. Proctor Hospital.  Staub, a member of the U.S. army reserve and an employee of Proctor, was discriminated […]

Labor and Employment Alert

/ Employment Lawyer – Attorney Keith Clouse/ 03/18/2011 Recent amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) require employers to provide nursing mothers with adequate break times and space in which to express breast milk.  This law requires employers to provide “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child […]

Employers — Are You in Compliance?

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Dallas Workplace Discrimination Lawyer on Sex Discrimination Case

Press Release Service — -The Dallas Court of Appeals recently upheld summary judgment for an employer accused of sexually harassing two employees and retaliating against them.  Gumpert v. ABF Freight Sys., Inc., __ S.W.3d __ (Tex. App.—Dallas May 20, 2009, no pet. h.), available at Two male employees sued their former employer for […]

Commission-Based Compensation Plans

Many salespeople earn some (or all) of their compensation pursuant to commission-based compensation plans. Under such plans, payments often reflect a percentage of the salesperson’s overall sales. Commission-based schemes reward salespeople for achieving high sales and may increase a company’s profits. But problems often arise in connection with commission payments. First, commission plans typically undermine […]