Employment Lawyer Keith Clouse Discusses the Recent Settlement in a Lawsuit Over a Non-Compete Agreement

Recent news articles covered the lawsuit brought by Starbucks to enforce a non-compete agreement against a former Starbucks executive who is now employed by Dunkin’ Donuts.  The parties settled the dispute and, according to news reports, Starbucks will be paid $500,000 and the executive will not actively work for his new employer until January 15, […]

Dallas Employment Law News: Can an Employer Withhold Funds from an Employee’s Paycheck?

/cdklawyers.com/Keith Clouse – Dallas Employment Lawyer – Clouse Dunn Khoshbin LLP – 214.220.2722 An employer may wish to withhold funds from an employee’s paycheck to cover expenses associated with equipment damaged by the employee or cash shortages in a cash register manned by the employee.  But can an employer do so?  Yes and no, depending […]

Dallas Employment Lawyer Keith Clouse Advises Doctors to Seek Counsel Before Signing Non-Compete Agreement

A medical practice may require a doctor to sign an employment contract that contains a covenant not to compete, thereby restricting the doctor’s ability to work elsewhere after employment with the contracting medical practice ends. Unfortunately, many doctors sign employment agreements with harsh non-compete covenants, either under the misimpression that these provisions are not enforceable […]

Filing for Unemployment Compensation in Texas –

/cdklawyers.com// 04/23/2009 Wired PR News.com — Press Release — In many instances, Texas provides unemployment compensation while a person looks for a new position. The Texas Workforce Commission (“TWC”) administers the applicable laws. Its website, http://www.twc.state.tx.us, provides helpful information for the unemployed. A claimant may file a claim for unemployment benefits in person at a […]

Workplace discrimination lawyer Keith Clouse Update on Disparate Discipline in Employment Discrimination Case

San Antonio Court of Appeals Addresses Disparate Discipline in Employment Discrimination Case The San Antonio Court of Appeals recently upheld summary judgment for an employer accused of discrimination.  Cantu v. Frito-Lay, Inc., No. 04-08-00630-CV, 2009 WL 1339123 (Tex. App.—San Antonio May 13, 2009, no pet. h.), available at http://www.4thcoa.courts.state.tx.us/opinions/HTMLopinion.asp?OpinionID=22074. Sales representative Kirk Cantu sued Frito-Lay […]

Dallas Workplace Discrimination Lawyer on Sex Discrimination Case

Press Release Service — WiredPRNews.com -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 http://www.5thcoa.courts.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/as_web.exe?c05topin.ask+D+150185. Two male employees sued their former employer for […]

Texas Lawyer Keith Clouse Educates on Drafting Company Policies for Use of Smartphones

A smartphone once signified a high-level executive or investment banker.  Now, more and more lower-level employees use smartphones, such as iPhones and BlackBerrys.  This shift has led some employers to create employment policies to address smartphone use.  Keith Clouse, a Dallas employment law attorney, suggests employers consider the following issues when drafting smartphone policies. First, […]

Texas Supreme Court Rules on Arbitration Issue in Employment Dispute

Dallas, Texas- Report by Texas Employment Lawyer Keith Clouse Many employers require employees to enter into arbitration agreements.  The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled on a dispute concerning an employment-related arbitration issue.  In re Macy’s, No. 08-0584, __ S.W. __ (Tex. June 29, 2009), available at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2009/jun/080584.htm. Erica Tomsic allegedly injured her back while working […]