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Law In The Workplace

Enforcing a Non-Compete Injunction Could Require Disclosing Your Customer List

What happens when a plaintiff is granted an injunction that prohibits a former employee and its new employer from soliciting or contacting the plaintiff’s customers; yet, the injunction does not specifically identify those off-limit customers nor […]

Don't Forget to Sign That Arbitration Agreement

In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a trial court ruling that enforced an arbitration agreement that the employer never signed. In Huckaba v. Ref-Chem, L.P., Case No. 17-50341, the Court found the agreement […]

Brian W. Clark

Supreme Court Rules Auto Dealership Service Advisors are Exempt from Overtime

The United States Supreme Court issued an opinion on April 2, 2018 that Service Advisors working at a California Mercedes Benz dealership were exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and not entitled to overtime. In a 5-4 opinion, the Court held that […]

City of Austin Passes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Policy

While many employers offer some form of paid time off, there is no federal or state statute requiring employers to do so. And those employers that already provide paid leave often have a policy that an employee has to be employed for a period of […]

Buc-ee’s Employment Repayment Provision Held Invalid

A running battle has been waged in Texas regarding a narrow issue of employment law.  Can an employer require an employee to "refund" part of their already paid compensation if they leave the employment of the employer?  Retention […]

Michael A. Logan

The Weinstein Effect: Changing How Employers Address Sexual Harassment?

It started with Harvey. And it hasn’t slowed down.  The fallout has been wide-ranging, from execs in Hollywood to politicians in DC.  Kevin Spacey, Charlie Rose, John Conyers, and Matt Lauer are just a few of the individuals who have […]