William Fulton Broemer’s Answers

William Fulton Broemer

Houston Employee Benefits Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. I am involved in an "onerous contract" agreement. I want to know how can I get out of this without being sued by my employer?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. William Fulton Broemer
    2. Rengin Jamal Bekhtyar
    3. Mishka L Marshall
    4. Edward James Kazaleh
    4 lawyer answers

    First of all, "onerous" is a great word. In Texas, reasonable employment agreements are generally strictly enforced. However, it is impossible for any attorneys on this site to give you meaningful advice without a chance to review the actual terms of the contract. I strongly encourage you to consult with an experienced labor and employment attorney. Allow the attorney to review the situation with you face-to-face, and go over the specific terms of the contract. Then he/she should be able to...

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  2. What do I do if I can't make my scheduled municipal court date due to mandatory business trip for a minor offense?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Fulton Broemer
    2. Don Karotkin
    3. Alan Jay Dion
    4. Josh P Tolin
    5. Mary Xinh Nguyen
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    6 lawyer answers

    For minor charges, like PI, you can usually just go down to the municipal courts, see the clerk with your docket number, and request a reset. Most Texas courts will grant one or two resets without question. Good luck.

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  3. I get ssi so I have ins. But his billing ppl had mixed up my paper the doctor told me n the hall n front other people ( U people

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. William Fulton Broemer
    2. Aaron John von Flatern
    3. Don Karotkin
    4. Samuel Cohen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    It's not illegal to be a jerk.

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  4. Bad references at a former employer have destroyed my ability to find a job

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. William Fulton Broemer
    2. Adam Kielich
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jason Todd Studinski
    5. Christine C McCall
    5 lawyer answers

    In Texas, a former employer can communicate with current or potential employers regarding a person's conduct or work history. However, if the former employer says anything false with the intention of damaging that person’s business reputation or employability, that employer may be committing libel and slander. That employer may also be tortiously interfering with the person’s advantageous business relationships. If the former employer’s false and malicious statements damage the person by...

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  5. Are employers allowed to ask you to take a severe pay reduction after hiring you?

    Answered 8 days ago.

    1. William Fulton Broemer
    2. Jack Lewis Siegel
    3. Adam Kielich
    3 lawyer answers

    Texas is an employment at will state. Typically, unless an employee has an employment contract, or is employed under a collective bargaining agreement through a union, the employer can modify or terminate the employment at any time with or without cause for any non-discriminatory reason. Employment modification can include reduction of compensation, so long as the reduction doesn't push the employee's compensation below the applicable minimum wage. However, an employer generally cannot alter...

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  6. Is there any way to protect your business name at the state level in TX as a Sole Proprietor?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Teri A. Walter
    2. William Fulton Broemer
    3. Charles Marcellus Vethan
    4. Elizabeth Marguerite Broussard
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
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    It's always a pleasure to hear about a new business being started. Because so many businesses are started on a shoestring, it's often tempting to try to cut corners and avoid costs where possible. I would urge you not to cut corners when it comes to the foundation of your new business. The structure of your company not only dictates what you can do, but how you can be protected from liability as the business grows. You would be wise to consult with an experienced corporate/business attorney...

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  7. Can I sue someone for defamation in small claims court, or do I need an employment lawyer?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. William Fulton Broemer
    2. Steven Robert Samples
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Samuel Cohen
    4 lawyer answers

    Slander/defamation cases are extremely difficult to win. You should consult an experienced tort lawyer before making any decision to proceed with this sort of litigation. Good luck.

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  8. Can an employee contrive with a competitor and steal clients from a company? (no contract in place)

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William Fulton Broemer
    2. Adam Kielich
    3. Mark Allen Land
    4. Rengin Jamal Bekhtyar
    4 lawyer answers

    In Texas, if third party (such as a former employee) attempts to interfere with a company’s business arrangements and/or clientele, the company can bring an action for tortious interference with a contract (or beneficial business relationship). The elements of a claim of tortious interference with a contract are: 1. The existence of a contract that is subject to interference; 2. Willful and intentional acts of interference by a third party; and 3. The third party’s intentional act of...

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  9. I need to know if someone knows if there is a difference between starting a non-profit in TX and starting a 501c3 or are they

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Fulton Broemer
    2. Orsen E. Paxton III
    3. Teri A. Walter
    4. Jonathan B. Lefkowitz
    4 lawyer answers

    Non-profit is a corporate designation which governs how a corporation is established and operated. 501(c)(3) is a IRS exemption process which allows non-profit charitable organizations to operate as tax exempt entities, and provide tax incentives to donors and supporters. I have provided a link, below, to the IRS web page regarding how 501(c)(3) exemption works. However, the 501(c)(3) qualification process is complex. If you intend to incorporate an non-profit company and seek tax...

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  10. I have stolen money from my employer and I think I am fixing to be caught. What should I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Frank Mascagni III
    3. William Fulton Broemer
    4. Don Karotkin
    4 lawyer answers

    Disclosing criminal activity on an open forum like this is not advisable. If you have committed criminal theft, you should discuss it with your employer and try to arrange an agreement to convert the theft to a loan which you can repay or work off, in order to avoid criminal charges.

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