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Tag: Trade Secrets


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Clear, Effective Social Media Policies Protect Reputation and Reduce Risk

October 21, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Generally speaking, you can prohibit your employees from engaging in certain activities (including social media use) during work hours or while using your equipment and/or communication systems—and discipline them for doing so. From a practical standpoint, the best way to […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Lessons on Drafting Employee Agreements

July 26, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia) recently issued a published decision on an employer’s second appeal of a judgment in favor of its former employee on claims of […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

4th Circuit Providing Lesson on Drafting Employee Agreements

June 7, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia) recently issued a published decision on an employer’s second appeal of a judgment in favor of its former employee on claims of […]


Research

DOJ Urges State Court to Use Antitrust Principles to Invalidate Noncompetes

April 19, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Noncompete agreements between employers and their employees traditionally are governed by state law. But that didn’t stop the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) from recently filing a statement of interest encouraging a Nevada state court to […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Alleged Betrayal of Secrets Brings Swift Response

April 4, 2022

Via: HR Hero

A recent lawsuit in San Antonio mixes all the elements of a potboiler novel: an executive lured to a competitor, trade secrets allegedly disclosed, lawsuits galore. The plot, however, is as old as time. Staffing Wars: One Competitive Business I […]


Research

It’s Time to Review Your Noncompete Agreements

October 22, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The 2021 Oregon legislative session imposed further limitations on noncompetition agreements. Before the law becomes effective on January 1, 2022, you should review your agreements to ensure they provide the best possible protection. New Limits on Noncompetes Senate Bill (SB) […]


Software

5 Ways to Protect Trade Secrets During, After Pandemic

April 6, 2021

Via: HR Hero

As we hopefully head toward widespread COVID-19 vaccinations and back to some sort of new normal, employers should remember business information is often valuable because it’s secret, and it’s secret and protectable only when you use reasonable efforts to preserve […]


Communication, Software

Using Zoom Improperly Can Leave Trade Secret Protections at Risk

January 6, 2021

Via: HR Hero

With many employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have depended on Zoom or other web-based video conferencing tools to conduct meetings online. Users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one […]


News

HR’s Role In Protecting Company Trade Secrets

June 9, 2016

Via: Ere Media

On May 11th, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) into law. It is an amendment to the Economic Espionage Act and provides a new, federal court civil claim for acts of trade secret misappropriation that […]