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.



Dallas Employment Lawyer Explains - Age Discrimination in Employment Act

April 28, 2009
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects individuals age forty or older from employment discrimination based on age, whether the individual is an employee or a job applicant. The ADEA applies to employers that (1) are engaged in an industry affecting commerce; and (2) employ twenty or more employees for each working day in each of twenty or more calendar we...

Unemployment Compensation in Texas by Dallas Lawyer

April 28, 2009
Unfortunately, the recent economic downturn has forced employers to lay off employees, many of whom may be entitled to unemployment compensation. Unemployment compensation funds are paid to certain unemployed workers who are searching for new jobs. The Texas Workforce Commission administers this government program and distributes funds from a tax paid by most employers. A person’s benefi...

Filing for Unemployment Compensation in Texas

April 23, 2009
In many instances, Texas provides unemployment compensation while a person looks for a new position. The Texas Workforce Commission (“TWC”) administers the applicable laws. Its website, http://www.twc.state.tx.us, provides helpful information for the unemployed. A claimant may file a claim for unemployment benefits in person at a TWC local office or via the TWC’s website. The...

The Whistleblower Provisions in the Economic Stimulus Package

April 23, 2009
President Barack Obama recently signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the “Act”) in an effort to stimulate American’s sinking economy. The Act applies to whistleblowers who work for employers that will receive stimulus funds. It protects whistleblowers from reprisal if certain conditions are met. First, the whistleblower must report wrongful conduct rela...

At-Will Employment

April 21, 2009
Dallas, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court carved out a narrow exception to the employment at will doctrine on public policy grounds: An employer may not fire an employee solely because the employee refused to commit a criminal act. For example, an employer may not discharge an employee because the employee refused to follow a directive to forge checks, falsify financial records, or dump hazardous...