Tiffany Cox

Tiffany Cox

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Fifth Circuit Finds Settlement Agreement Did Not Release Employees’ FLSA Claims

In Bodle v. TXL Mortgage Corp., No. 14-20224 (June 1, 2015), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a generic, broad-form settlement release between an employer and two of its former employees did not bar those...more

6/11/2015 - Appeals Employer Liability Issues FLSA Former Employee Settlement Agreements Wage and Hour Waivers

Fifth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment in Favor of Franchisor Not Named in Charge of Discrimination

Names play an important role for an employee who, in filing a charge of discrimination, must satisfy Title VII’s naming requirement. This is because an employee who fails to properly name defendants in a charge of...more

10/9/2014 - Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Franchisors Reversal Summary Judgment Title VII

Let’s Shake On It: Texas Case Exemplifies the Perils of Adopting a Company-Wide Practice of Oral Agreements

An opinion out of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals demonstrates why employers need to be weary of developing a practice of oral agreements in regards to compensation upon which at-will employees may detrimentally rely. The...more

8/19/2014 - Appeals Breach of Contract Employer Liability Issues Executive Compensation Former Employee Hiring & Firing Oral Contracts Severance Pay

New Texas Trade Secret Law Takes Effect September 1

The Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA or the Act) takes effect on September 1, 2013, and will apply to the theft of trade secrets occurring on or after that date. While trade secrets have long received protection under...more

8/30/2013 - Injunctions Theft Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

New Texas Statute Provides Businesses With Added Protection for Their Trade Secrets

It is 4:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. You just learned that your top-performing salesman resigned his position to accept employment with a direct competitor. You quickly locate the salesman’s personnel file to determine...more

6/4/2013 - Injunctions New Legislation Restrictive Covenants Sensitive Business Information Trade Secrets

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