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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 Sempra 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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