An effective workplace investigation can mean the difference between effective resolution and unwanted litigation. Moreover, in the current business environment, how employers investigate potential misconduct can affect that company’s reputation almost as much as the alleged conduct itself. These are the steps to take to lay the groundwork for a proper investigation.
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 SCOTUS cases from 2018 impacting employment law.
TUTSA outlines a modernized definition of protectable trade secrets, provides a streamlined channel for employers to obtain injunctive relief, and includes a provision for employers to recover attorneys’ fees for willful or malicious conduct by employees.
As more states legalize recreational and medical marijuana, employers and employees alike have questions about workplace drug policies and practices that may be outdated in light of recent legislative action.
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. Learn more about Keith in the Dec. 7 issue of Attorney at Law, where he’s featured on the cover.
For employers to have maximal protection, their policies and procedures should reflect the most recent updates and changes in employment regulations.
Austin employers can take paid sick leave off their worry lists. After a new paid sick leave law was passed in Austin earlier this year, the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin has ruled that the city’s new law was unconstitutional.
‘Tis the season for the annual office holiday party planning. The idea is a good one: express your gratitude to the hard-working team. The reality, however, can often lead to harassment claims, employee injuries, and HR headaches.