Protecting Trade Secrets When Employees Depart
A recent decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal has endorsed a novel approach to post-employment competition by upholding an employment contract whereby the employee was required to compensate the employer if she competed soon...more
Employment and labor lawyer Richard Warren discusses how employers can better protect one of their most valuable assets—their trade secrets....more
California has a reputation for employment litigation: it is the state where everyone seems to feel obliged to sue their boss for something.
While some suits have merit and others are understandable, there are suits...more
A California federal court in Enki Corporation v. Freedman held that a former employee’s access of the employer’s computer systems through his log-in credentials did not amount to unlawful hacking under either the Computer...more
Social media platforms have become an increasingly important means for companies to build and manage their brands and to interact with their customers, in many cases eclipsing companies’ traditional “.com” websites. Social...more
Can a former employee circumvent a non-solicitation agreement if he or she merely accepts business from former customers and does not actively solicit them? Recently, in a decision sure to please employers, the First Circuit...more
On September 18, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington held that an employee’s computer, issued by the employer, is not a “facility” subject to protections of the Stored Communications Act. Roadlink...more
Concerned about departing employees who might have confidential information about your business and clients? Or maybe you are the ex-employee and you are unsure of where the line is drawn when departing one job to start...more
What happens when the employee who set up the company’s LinkedIn account leaves? ...more
Originally published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law - Volume 28, Number 1, Fall 2012.
I. Introduction -
"I didn't solicit them; they approached me." That is a common defense invoked by someone accused...more
In January, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly identified the Most Important Decisions of 2012. Among the featured decisions was the Rhode Island Supreme Court Ethics Advisory Panel’s Opinion No. 2012-02, a decision that adds yet...more
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