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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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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Don’t Perform Surgery on Yourself: Why Doctors Shouldn’t Draft Their Own Employment Agreements

My husband’s coffee mug says, “Don’t Confuse Your Google Search with My Nursing License.” Mine says, “Don’t Confuse Your Google Search with My Law Degree.” Many of my physician clients dread treating patients who spend the night before surfing Google and WebMD. Yet, those same physicians will negotiate their employment agreements armed with web searches and anecdotes about a friend’s…

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