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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Dallas Employment Lawyer: Considerations When Negotiating a Raise

September 20, 2015
Salary negotiations can feel messy because, unlike initial employment agreement negotiations, lawyers are not often involved. Here, Dallas executive employment attorney Keith Clouse provides some considerations for an executive negotiating a raise. Understand the market. An executive should research market value for his position. He should also be mindful of specific factors that imp...

More Requests for Religious Accommodations?

September 20, 2015
Recent news articles highlight individuals who claim religious beliefs prevent them from performing certain job duties. The media attention given to these stories may prompt more employees to ask for religious accommodations. When confronted with a request for a religious accommodation, an employer must judge the “reasonableness” of the request. Some accommodations are relati...

Workers’ Compensation, as Explained by Dallas Employment Lawyer Keith Clouse

September 13, 2015
Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse represents executives and employers in employment-related matters. As part of his practice, he fields questions about workers’ compensation issues in Texas. Here, he explains how the system works. Workers' compensation is a state-regulated insurance program. It pays benefits when an employee is unable to work because of an injury in the wor...

Texas Supreme Court Addresses Workers’ Compensation Matter

September 07, 2015
The Texas Supreme Court recently reversed a decision in a workers’ compensation matter. Dallas Nat’l Ins. Co. v. De La Cruz, No. 13-0814 (Tex. Aug. 28, 2015), available at http://www.txcourts.gov/media/1053580/130814.pdf. The employee worked as a cook when she fell, injuring her knee and back. She filed a claim, alleging that her fall caused the total and permanent loss of use of...

Dallas Executive Lawyer: Avoid a Romance in the C-Suite

August 30, 2015
Any romantic relationship is complicated. That’s why Dallas executive employment lawyer Keith Clouse believes intimate relationships have no place in offices. Yet, time and again, executives ignore the risks, embark on new relationships and then quickly find themselves in trouble. For an executive, the risks involved with an office romance are far more complicated than the risks fo...

Fifth Circuit Revisits Religious Discrimination Case

August 30, 2015
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently revisited an earlier opinion regarding religious discrimination. Nobach v. Woodland Village Nursing Ctr., Inc., No. 13-60378 (5th Cir. Aug. 20, 2015), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/13/13-60378-CV1.pdf. The Fifth Circuit previously reversed the trial court’s denial of the employer’s motion for judgment as a ma...

Avoid These Mistakes When Evaluating an Employee

August 22, 2015
Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse knows that many business leaders don’t hold employee evaluations in high regard. They are tedious and time-consuming to prepare and may seem inconsequential in light of the other items on a business leader’s agenda. But, when a former employee sues the company, the individual’s past evaluations move to the forefront. Here, Mr. Clouse as...

Encourage Employees to Vacation

August 16, 2015
Keith Clouse, a Dallas employment lawyer, notes that recent news articles lament the fact that many Americans do not take their allotted vacation time and, that when they do, Americans check in with their offices multiple times a day and drag laptops along to do substantive work. An employer, however, should encourage employees to take vacation leave and to use the time to truly relax. Here&...

Preventing a “Raid” on Employees by Attorney Keith Clouse

August 09, 2015
Dallas employment law attorney Keith Clouse discusses steps an employer can take to make a corporate “raid” on its employees less likely. First of all, an employer can improve the corporate culture so that employees are content and invested in the business; satisfied, engaged employees are far less likely to leave than disgruntled employees. An employer should be alert to tim...

Can an Executive “Take” Employees With Him When He Leaves?

August 09, 2015
When an executive decides to change companies, he should know that he cannot take tangible company assets with him. But, what if an executive wishes to “take” personnel with him to his new company? Dallas employment law attorney Keith Clouse discusses. The executive must first review any agreements he has with the company. His employment agreement or separation agreement may ...