Commercial disputes are legal claims centered on business-related issues. A variety of claims can fall under this category but some of the most common are those involving:
Non-compete clauses are most often included in contracts between employers and employees to protect the employer's intellectual property or trade secrets. They usually don't go into effect until the employee leaves the company. Non-compete clauses should not be used to prevent employees from meaningful employment and as a result, they are closely scrutinized by courts. To be valid, a non-compete clause must meet the following requirements:
In Texas, a person pursuing a fraud claim must prove:
Texas is governed by its own deceptive trade practices law, which allows consumers to bring lawsuits again those believed to have engaged in the deceptive behavior. There are a multitude of actions that fall under this category but some of the most common are:
A contract can be breached in one of three ways:
To have a claim for tortious interference, you must prove:
Misclassification of employees is an unlawful practice that is common in the oil and gas industry. Essentially, it means that the employee was misclassified as exempt from overtime requirements. It results in the denial of lawful wages to employees for overtime, paid leave, minimum wage, workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.
Misclassification can occur in one of two ways:
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