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Core24 Selects Keith Clouse as Group's Labor Law Expert

January 22, 2010
Core24, a one-stop network of leading business service providers based in Dallas, announces the selection of Keith Clouse of Clouse Dunn Khoshbin LLP as the group’s labor and employment law expert. Bringing together 24 of the DFW area’s most respected professional services providers and leading business authorities, Core24 offers a variety of services for C-suite executives who are...

Texas Non-Compete Lawyer Discusses Recent Texas Appellate Court Case

January 18, 2010
Keith Clouse, a Texas non-compete lawyer, notes that the San Antonio appellate court recently ruled in a non-compete dispute.  The Court held that a company’s failure to pay commission payments to an employee could not defeat the employer’s breach of contract action against the employee for alleged violations of a non-compete agreement.  Cent. Tex. Orthopedic Prods., Inc. ...

Keith Clouse, Employment Lawyer, Discusses Business Disparagement Claims

January 16, 2010
An ex-employee, whether in an attempt to gain a customer’s business or to harm a previous employer, may be tempted to “badmouth” a former employer by spreading rumors and making untrue statements about the former employer to others.  Not so fast, warns employment lawyer Keith Clouse. In Texas, an individual can be held liable for the tort of business disparagement. ...

Tread Lightly if an Employer Asks to Amend an Employment Agreement, says Employment Lawyer Keith Clouse

January 12, 2010
Prior to the start of an executive’s employment relationship, the executive and the company usually negotiate an employment agreement.  This agreement is usually created and negotiated by skilled attorneys.  But an employer may later ask an executive to either sign an amended agreement or to enter into a separate agreement regarding a related matter (such as stock options or tra...

Keith Clouse, Employment Law Arbitrator, Discusses the Pros and Cons of Arbitrating an Employment Dispute

January 06, 2010
Many employers require employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment, but sometimes an employer will ask an employee (or former employee) to submit a claim to arbitration after the dispute has arisen.  By agreeing to arbitrate a matter, the parties agree to bypass the court system and to allow a neutral third party to resolve their dispute.  Keith Clouse, a Dal...

Texas Employment Law Attorney Discusses Recent Texas Supreme Court Case

January 04, 2010
Keith Clouse, a Texas lawyer who routinely litigates employment disputes, notes that the Texas Supreme Court recently ruled on an employment dispute.  The Court addressed whether employees could enforce an employer’s alleged promise to pay proceeds from the sale or merger of the company to any employees who were still employed at the time of the sale or merger.  The Court found ...

Texas Employment Law Lawyer Explains What "Right to Work" Means

December 24, 2009
Many people in Texas mistakenly believe that because Texas is a “right to work state,” employees in Texas cannot be bound by non-compete agreements (agreements designed to prohibit an employee from competing with an employer post-employment).  Not so, says Dallas employment law lawyer Keith Clouse.  In fact, that phrase does not even refer to a person’s right to comp...

Employment Law Attorney Keith Clouse Discusses Inclement Weather Policies

December 24, 2009
While Texans usually enjoy mild winters, each year seems to bring one or two bad storms.  How should employers prepare for these inevitable “snow days?”  Keith Clouse, a Dallas lawyer who is board certified in employment law, advises employers to draft inclement weather policies to be included in company handbooks. A company should draft an inclement weather policy to sui...

Texas Court Finds Employer Did Not Treat Male Employee Differently - Dallas Employment Lawyer Keith Clouse Reports

December 09, 2009
A Texas appellate court held that the City of San Antonio did not discriminate against a male employee.  City of San Antonio v. Gonzalez, No. 04-08-00829-CV (Tex. App.—San Antonio Nov. 4, 2009), available at http://www.4thcoa.courts.state.tx.us/opinions/HTMLopinions.asp?OpinionID=22505. Gonzalez, the only male in his work group, accessed his supervisor’s confidential computer ...

Employment Law Attorney Keith Clouse Reports on GINA

December 09, 2009
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”), signed into law in May 2008 by President George Bush, took effect on November 21, 2009.  GINA prohibits employers, employment agencies, and unions from discriminating against an individual based on the person’s genetic information.  Specifically, GINA prohibits an employer from using genetic information in makin...