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Our exclusive focus allows us to devote all our time and attention to understanding the nuances of employment law as it applies to senior executives and companies. Whether negotiating a CEO’s agreement, representing a management team in non-compete litigation, or protecting an executive’s interests during a severance event, Clouse Brown brings experience and creativity to each engagement.

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Last year was filled with important employment decisions that will have an effect on future litigation of employment claims on both the state and federal level. In the first entry of our two-part series, we discuss some of the most significant United States Supreme Court cases impacting employment law during 2018. Part two will explore changes in employment laws in Texas. Major U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Upholding class action waivers In its decision in Epic
Prior to the enactment of the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA), Texas had no dominant law regarding the duties of executives and employees to protect confidential company information. Employers wishing to protect proprietary company information were left to rely on Texas common law and outdated Restatements of law that proved unfit to deal with the expanding developments in technology. As a result, the Texas Legislature provided a legal framework for litigating trade secret disputes…
Doctors smoke it, nurses smoke it Judges smoke it, even lawyers too So you’ve got to legalize it And don’t criticize it— Peter Tosh, “Legalize It” Although Peter Tosh advocated for legalization of marijuana in 1976, it took 40 years for states to heed the call. As of the November 2018 midterm election, a total of 33 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico have approved some form of medical marijuana/cannabis programs. Ten…
With almost three decades as a lawyer under his belt, Clouse Brown name partner Keith Clouse has learned how to get his clients from Point A (dispute) to Point B (resolution) as efficiently and painlessly as possible. “I just pick up the phone, call opposing counsel and try to have a conversation,” Keith told Attorney at Law magazine, which featured Keith in its Dec. 7 cover story, “Building a Legal Career in Employment Law
Employee handbooks and employee policy and procedure guidelines are important tools for employers to reduce their risk of liability for future litigation. However, for employers to have maximal protection, their policies and procedures should reflect the most recent updates and changes in employment regulations. The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to revisit and update old policies to ensure that employee handbooks are compliant with the most recent interpretations of both…
Employee handbooks and employee policy and procedure guidelines are important tools for employers to reduce their risk of liability for future litigation. However, for employers to have maximal protection, their policies and procedures should reflect the most recent updates and changes in employment regulations. The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to revisit and update old policies to ensure that employee handbooks are compliant with the most recent interpretations of both…
In May, we wrote about the rise of paid sick leave laws in cities and states around the country. The first city in Texas to pass such an ordinance was Austin, which required privately owned businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees who work at least 80 hours per year within the city limits. The ordinance was immediately challenged in court. Last Friday, the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin ruled that the law…
Who’s to blame when parties really get out of hand?Who’s to blame when they get poorly planned?– “Party Out of Bounds,” The B-52s ‘Tis the season for the annual office holiday party planning. The idea is a good one: express your appreciation for the hard-working team that’s led to the company’s successful year. The reality, however, can often lead to harassment claims, employee injuries, and HR headaches. A recent Robert Half survey of managers’ worst…
Less than a year after opening its doors, Clouse Brown PLLC has been named a Tier 1 law firm in Dallas/Fort Worth for Employment Law – Management by Best Law Firms for 2019. The recognition comes on the heels of various individual recognitions for the firm’s attorneys. In August, name partner Keith Clouse was named to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in employment law, marking his fifth consecutive…