Why Executives Should Negotiate an Indemnity Clause into Employment Agreements

Indemnification is a legal concept included in many contracts whereby one party agrees to compensate and defend the other party for any damage or liability incurred due to certain acts. Indemnity clauses are a way to contractually transfer financial liability. When an indemnity clause is triggered, the party agreeing to indemnify (the indemnitor) pays the costs, expenses, and fees incurred…

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Clouse Brown Featured in Texas Lawyer

Texas Lawyer newspaper has published a report based on our recent blog post about the best practices for employers for Take Your Dog to Work Day, which is this Friday, June 22. After we issued our recommendations, I spoke with reporter John Council about the importance of businesses having a solid plan before inviting employees to bring their pets to…

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Pet-Friendly Workplaces – Asking Fur Trouble or a Pawsitive Purrfessional Trend?

The 20th annual observance of Take Your Dog to Work Day is Friday, June 22, 2018. The event was created by Pet Sitters International to celebrate companion dogs and promote their adoptions. Since creating the event, PSI has encouraged employers across the United States and around the globe to open their doors to employees’ dogs for one summer Friday each…

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U.S. Supreme Court May Have Opened the Door to Sports Wagering, But Don’t Bet on Gambling in the Workplace

On May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 25-year old federal law that largely outlawed sports betting outside Nevada. In Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Supreme Court held the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) — which prohibited states from authorizing sports gambling — was unconstitutional. In ruling that the PASPA impermissibly violated New Jersey’s…

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Paid Sick Leave Laws Are on the Rise and Under Challenge

In 2011, Connecticut became the first state to enact a law requiring employers in the private sector to provide their employees with paid sick leave. Since that time, nine other states and the District of Columbia have followed suit and passed similar laws. Those states are Arizona, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

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