Dallas Employment Lawyer - Keith Clouse

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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.



The Appellate Process in an Employment Law Matter

January 31, 2010
Many employment law clients are strangers to litigation, and they have questions about the process.  Oftentimes, even before a trial, a client asks if an appeal is possible.  The answer is “maybe,” but the appellate process differs considerably from the trial process. In a trial, evidence is presented to the factfinder, either the trial court judge or a jury.  The tr...

Small Businesses Should Get Agreements in Writing

January 27, 2010
Many small businesses routinely deal with other companies and individuals on a friendly, casual basis, entering into numerous oral agreements with no problems.  For example, a business may loan money to an employee or offer an advance on an employee’s paycheck without putting the parties’ agreement in writing. In most instances, no problems will arise, but if such an arrangemen...

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...