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.



Expressing Thankfulness in the Workplace

November 15, 2015
Many employers will celebrate Thanksgiving in the workplace. But, in addition to a turkey lunch and the chance for employees to socialize, should an employer do anything else to express gratitude at work? Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse believes that an employer can avoid many employment-related problems by treating employees with respect. Showing gratitude is one way to demonstrat...

Parties’ Choice of Law Not Always Honored

November 08, 2015
Most people believe that courts will enforce any (legal) agreement just as the contracting parties intended. While this is usually correct, sometimes a court must follow legal doctrines that weigh against enforcing a contract as written. One such situation involves the parties’ choice of which state’s law will apply. A court will enforce the parties’ choice of law unless: (1) the c...

Fifth Circuit Rules in Non-Compete Matter

November 08, 2015
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in a non-compete matter. Cardoni v. Prosperity Bank, No. 14-20682 (5th Cir. Oct. 29, 2015), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/14/14-20682-CV0.pdf. After a Texas-based bank acquired an Oklahoma-based bank, it entered into covenants not to compete, not to solicit, and not to disclose confidential information with k...

Dallas Employment Lawyer: Evidence Spoliation

November 01, 2015
Once a lawsuit is underway, and sometimes even before then, a party has a duty to preserve relevant evidence. Destroying evidence after this duty applies can result in serious court sanctions. Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse explains. In litigation, a party must provide the other party with requested documents, even if the documents reveal unfavorable information. For example...

Interviewing Job Candidates? Don’t Ask These Questions!

October 25, 2015
Dallas employer lawyer Keith Clouse advises employers on employment-related issues. One issue arises when employers recruit and interview prospective employees. An interviewer may be tempted to treat the initial few minutes like a social introduction by asking the questions he typically asks a new acquaintance at a social event. Asking these get-to-know-you questions, however, can be problem...

Dallas Mediator: Conduct an Early Case Assessment

October 18, 2015
Dallas employment law mediator Keith Clouse stresses the value of resolving cases early in the litigation process. To do so, however, a party must conduct an early case assessment. When a party conducts an early case assessment, the party hones in on the most important elements. An early case assessment requires a party to identify: the key issues in dispute; its business g...

What’s Holding You Back from Mediating Early in the Case?

October 18, 2015
Dallas employment law mediator Keith Clouse encourages clients and others to attempt to resolve disputes early on without slogging through drawn-out litigation measures. Here, he addresses concerns commonly cited by litigants who are opposed to early mediation. Appearing weak. A litigant may worry that suggesting mediation early on will make the party appear weak and encourage the op...

Letting Employees Dress in Costume on Halloween: A Nightmare?

October 11, 2015
As Halloween creeps around the corner, some employers will plan Halloween-themed office celebrations. But, what about employees who show up in inappropriate Halloween costumes? Dallas employer lawyer Keith Clouse believes that an employer does not have to forego a celebration altogether to avoid problems. Instead, an employer should anticipate—and ward off—potential pitfalls well...

Four Clouse Dunn LLP Lawyers Recognized as “Super Lawyers”

October 03, 2015
Four Clouse Dunn LLP lawyers have been named “Super Lawyers” for 2015. Keith Clouse, Rogge Dunn, Alyson Brown, and Emily Stout were recently recognized for their outstanding work in the Employment and Labor field. Keith Clouse was also selected as a Texas Top 100 Lawyer—a lawyer ranked at the top of the list after a rigorous review process.   Super Lawyers select...

What Should a Physician Assistant Consider Before Joining a Practice?

September 27, 2015
Dallas employment law attorney Keith Clouse represents individuals employed in the medical field. He suggests that a physician assistant consider the following issues when contemplating a job opportunity: Responsibilities (type of practice; primary job duties; common patient concerns); Reputation of physicians and facility (pending litigation; prominence in field; relationships...