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Texas Supreme Court Rules in Discrimination Matter

May 03, 2015
The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled for an employer in a discrimination matter. San Antonio Water Sys. v. Nicholas, No. 13-0966 (Tex. Apr. 24, 2015), available at http://www.txcourts.gov/media/943998/130966.pdf. The Texas Commission on Human Rights Act protects employees from retaliation when those employees oppose discriminatory employment practices. Here, the employee contended that...

Go Ahead, Call an Employment Lawyer.

April 26, 2015
An executive will usually “know” when he has been wronged by an employer. He may have received an unfair performance review (adversely impacting an expected bonus), been excluded from key strategy sessions and given dead-end assignments, or otherwise targeted in a manner designed to make him resign. When this happens, an executive may correctly interpret the signs and act upo...

Selling Your Business . . . and Sticking Around

April 26, 2015
To an entrepreneur, the pinnacle of success may be selling his business to a larger company. Many entrepreneurs do so and move on to other endeavors or to enjoy retirement. Others wish to remain involved in their businesses post-sale. Doing so, however, can be tricky, according to Dallas executive employment lawyer Keith Clouse. One way for an entrepreneur to stay involved is to become a...

Documents to Review Before Leaving a Medical Practice

April 19, 2015
Dallas physician employment lawyer Keith Clouse regularly counsels physicians regarding their resignations. As part of the resignation process, a physician must review all signed documents so that he understands both what he has promised to do and what has been promised to him. Documents to review include: an employment agreement, a shareholders’ agreement, an operating agreement, ...

A Doctor’s Resignation Letter by Employment Lawyer Keith Clouse

April 19, 2015
Dallas physician employment lawyer Keith Clouse assists doctors in making employment moves. He often counsels physicians who wish to leave their current practices. In most situations, a doctor is contractually obligated to submit advance written notice of his intent to leave the practice. When providing this advance notice, a doctor must consider his particular circumstances and the factors ...

Party’s Delay Did Not Warrant Deadline Extension

April 12, 2015
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in an employment matter. Squyres v. Heico Cos., L.L.C., No. 13-11358 (Apr. 2, 2015), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/13/13-11358-CV0.pdf. As part of its ruling, the court examined whether the trial court abused its discretion in denying motions to continue the case and to allow a party the opportunity to amend his complaint...

Fifth Circuit Rules in ADEA Employment Contract Matter

April 12, 2015
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in an employment matter. Squyres v. Heico Cos., L.L.C., No. 13-11358 (Apr. 2, 2015), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/13/13-11358-CV0.pdf.The plaintiff sold his company and agreed to serve as a vice-president to the purchasing entity under an employment contract. As that contract drew to a close, the company attempted to neg...

United States Supreme Court Rules on Pregnancy Discrimination Issue

April 06, 2015
The United States Supreme Court ruled on a pregnancy discrimination issue. Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., No. 12-1226, __ U.S. __ (March 25, 2015), available at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/12-1226_k5fl.pdf. The plaintiff was required to lift up to 70 pounds as part of her job. When she became pregnant, her doctor advised her to lift no more than 20 pounds. Her employer ref...

Tracking Employees’ Working Hours By Dallas Employment Attorney

March 28, 2015
Dallas employer lawyer Keith Clouse highlights a wage and hour trap concerning timekeeping. By law, an employer must keep track of all hours worked by employees who are not exempt from the Fair Labor Standard Act’s coverage. While an employer may utilize any time-tracking method, it must ensure that its time records are accurate. This can be harder than it seems. For example, an employee may co...

Welcome to Texas! Be Careful Before You Sign a Non-Compete.

March 28, 2015
While the nation has been mired in a financial crisis, Texas escaped relatively unscathed. Its strong economy has encouraged many companies to contemplate—and act on—plans to move to Texas. Executives whose companies have elected to move to the Lone Star State need to be aware that non-compete laws vary widely across state lines. Therefore, before an executive signs an agreement to move, the ex...