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Thompson & Knight Corporate Law Attorney Chris Schaeper quoted in The Houston Business Journal article
Texas law or contract might determine Halliburton arrest response
October 17, 2012 11:54 pm

The Houston Business Journal:

Halliburton Co.'s options for dealing with a senior vice president arrested on a prostitution charge last week could depend on the language in any employment contract he might have.

While Texas is an at-will employment state, which means those without contracts can be terminated at any time and for any reason, employees and their employers are subject to the terms of any contract they may have...

Last week, Joseph Francis Andolino, senior vice president of the tax department at the Houston oilfield services giant, was arrested in a Harris County prostitution sting in which seven men were arrested for allegedly soliciting sex online. He has since been released on bond.


Chris Schaeper, a partner in the corporate law division of Thompson & Knight LLP in Houston, said he would be surprised if Andolino has an employment contract.

Thompson & Knight corporate law attorney Chris Schaeper in the Houston Business Journal article

"In my experience with public companies, except with a senior management team, they tend to discourage contracts," he said, adding that a senior vice president position is typically beneath an executive vice president position, which is beneath the C-suite executives, in the corporate pecking order. "I'd be surprised if he had an employment contract."


2012 American City Business Journals

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