Employment Law

What You Need to Know About the FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was enacted in 1938 to provide for the establishment of fair labor standards in employment in and affecting interstate commerce. Important things to know about the FLSA is that it generally requires employees be paid a minimum wage...

Case Dismissed!

Our client recently hired a sales manager who used to work for a competitor. The competitor immediately sued, claiming that our client had misappropriated a number of trade secrets when it hired the new employee. Here's how we got the case dismissed.Employees often...

Retaliation – Does timing matter?

No employment relationship lasts forever, and sometimes even productive employees are let go for legitimate business reasons. If the employee has complained of discrimination in the past, however, the company runs the risk of a claim that it retaliated against the...

Reformation of Covenants not to Compete

Can the trial court reform a covenant not to compete before it sends the case to arbitration? Section 15.51 of the Texas Business & Commerce Code allows a trial court on request to reform a covenant not to compete to make it reasonable as to scope, time or area...