Dean LeDoux

Dean LeDoux

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Increased Governmental Scrutiny for Employee Confidentiality Restrictions

Employers should be aware of recent federal agency activity that may require modifications to employee confidentiality agreements. The federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release on April 1, 2015,...more

4/10/2015 - Confidentiality Agreements Enforcement Actions Internal Investigations KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) Rule 21F SEC Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Minnesota’s New Expungement Law: A Second Step to a Second Chance for Some Potential Employees?

A new year may bring new employment chances for Minnesotans with criminal records. Minnesota’s new “Second Chance” law, providing for broader and more effective expungement of criminal records, became effective on Jan. 1,...more

1/13/2015

The Major Threat Presented by a Tiny Thumb Drive

In our modern, ever-electronic, workplace, it continues to become ever-easier for dishonest employees to help themselves to their employer’s most sensitive and valuable assets through wholesale electronic copying of...more

10/23/2014 - Business Assets Confidential Information Corporate Counsel Data Protection Former Employee Indictments Medical Devices Technology Trade Secrets

Government Contractors Facing Increasing Employment-Related Regulations

The heavily regulated world of companies conducting business as federal government contractors is becoming even more heavily regulated. President Obama recently issued another new executive order setting out additional...more

8/8/2014 - Barack Obama Disclosure Requirements Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Federal Contractors LGBT Minimum Wage Subcontractors

Social Media Job Updates: The “Footprints in the Snow” Showing Customer Solicitation?

In this era of hyper self-promotion and cyber networking, through the wonders of social media, former employees are commonly creating some of the most incriminating evidence establishing their violation of non-compete and...more

2/28/2014 - Contract Drafting Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements Non-Solicitation Agreements Social Media Termination

Willful Blindness on Trade Secrets: Employers Could Pay a Heavy Price

A recent trial experience provided an extraordinary lesson on the significant legal exposure employers face when hiring away employees from a competitor. I recently completed a jury trial in which my client obtained a $22.7...more

12/11/2013 - Confidentiality Agreements Data Theft Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Intellectual Property Litigation Non-Compete Agreements Termination Termination Clauses Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

Another Piece of the Puzzle: Social Media Concerns (Just) Outside the Employment Relationship

This blog has focused heavily on social media-related issues that arise in the employer/employee relationship and that have been a continual challenge for employers over the last decade. Employment-related social media issues...more

8/15/2013 - Confidential Information Copyright Defamation Electronic Communications Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies NLRB Privacy Policy Social Media Social Media Policy

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