Dallas Employment Lawyer - Keith Clouse

Executive Employment Lawyer
Attorney Keith Clouse is a nationally recognized employment law attorney. This website and all materials on it have been prepared by Clouse Dunn LLP for informational purposes only. These materials do not, and are not intended to, constitute legal advice.

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Strong Written Agreement Key in Change in Control Agreement

October 26, 2014
A change in control agreement (also known as a golden parachute) guides employment issues for an executive whose employer is purchased by another company. For example, an executive enters into an employment agreement that contains a change in control provision with Widget World. Five years later, Acme Widgets purchases Widget World. This purchase triggers the change in control provisions in the...

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 26, 2014
Each October, the United States recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This national campaign seeks both to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for the 2014 campaign is "Expect. Employ. Empower."National Disability Employment Awareness Month grew out of a law enacted by Congre...

Dallas Mediator: Make Reasonable Offers at Mediation

October 19, 2014
Keith Clouse is a Dallas-based employment lawyer who often serves as a mediator for parties involved in employment-related disputes. A mediator’s role is to work with each party to clarify the party’s version of the facts and to determine the party’s priorities and interests. Ultimately, a mediator uses this information to bring the parties together on a deal both sides can agree to.During the ...

Dallas Mediator: Preparing for Mediation

October 19, 2014
Keith Clouse is a Dallas-based employment lawyer who serves as a mediator for parties involved in employment-related disputes. Here, he discusses some considerations an employer should address prior to mediation to ensure a successful mediation experience.1. Identify the particular subjects of dispute and those that can be agreed upon. Be prepared to acknowledge the facts and issues on which th...

Responding to the Ebola Health Crisis

October 13, 2014
North Texans reacted with shock and fear after learning that the first Ebola victim in the United States received treatment at a Dallas-area hospital. Keith Clouse, a Dallas employment law attorney, offers these suggestions to employers who are concerned about a potential health crisis.First of all, try not to panic. Multiple entities are working to prevent the virus’s spread, and experts have ...

Same Actor Defense in Employment Discrimination Cases

October 12, 2014
An employer litigating a discrimination lawsuit has several possible lines of defense. One is the “same actor” defense. An employer can defend a disparate treatment lawsuit arising under antidiscrimination laws by invoking this doctrine. Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse explains.Under the same actor doctrine, an inference of nondiscrimination is invoked when the person who terminated the p...

Dallas Employment Contract Lawyer: Automatic Contract Renewals

October 05, 2014
Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer who advises executives on employment agreement matters, discusses automatic renewal clauses.Most employment agreements are in effect for a set term, usually two to three years. Some contracts terminate at the conclusion of the term. Others automatically renew via “evergreen clauses.” While an evergreen clause could be structured so that a contract...

How Long Should the Term of an Employment Agreement Be?

October 05, 2014
Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer who frequently advises executives on employment agreement matters, notes that most employment agreements contain temporal terms. A temporal term defines the length of the employment relationship. If a party terminates the employment relationship before the term’s expiration, penalties are usually imposed.Usually, an executive seeks a term long eno...

Conducting an Exit Interview with an Employee Subject to Noncompete

September 28, 2014
Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer who frequently advises employers about noncompete agreements, believes that an employer should consider conducting an exit interview with a departing employee who is subject to a noncompete agreement. Conducting an exit interview accomplishes two purposes. First, the employer can review the noncompete agreement with the employee and remind him of ...

Avoid These Termination Mistakes

September 28, 2014
Keith Clouse, a Dallas employment lawyer who frequently counsels employers on legal issues, knows that employers sometimes make missteps when deciding to terminate employees. Here, he examines two common mistaken beliefs about the termination process. 1. A belief that any reason for termination is sufficient. While it’s true that Texas is an employment-at-will state and that an employee can be ...