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Trade Secrets Social Media Policy

A Trade Secret is any information, not generally known or easily ascertainable, by which an enterprise develops an economic advantage over competitors or customers. In order to maintain trade secrets'... more +
A Trade Secret is any information, not generally known or easily ascertainable, by which an enterprise develops an economic advantage over competitors or customers. In order to maintain trade secrets' protected legal status, enterprises must make reasonable efforts to keep the information secret and prevent unnecessary disclosure.  Trade Secrets may include processes, formulas, methods, designs, patterns, et cetera.   less -

Recent Illinois Developments in Employee Non-Compete and Trade Secret Enforcement Actions: What Every Employer Should Know

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Over the past several months, state and federal courts in Illinois have issued several important decisions that will impact employers’ efforts to enforce post-employment restrictive covenants and protect their trade secrets....more

Employment Law 2016 Review

by Barley Snyder on

Preparing for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania - Marijuana legalization reached Pennsylvania in 2016, bringing with it a host of new questions employers are going to have to answer. Signed into law on April 17, the...more

5 Key Takeaways from My Long List of Regulatory Changes Shared at ECVC2016

by NAVEX Global on

As 2016 draws to a close with a major political transition underway in Washington, D.C., organizations already dealing with a rapidly evolving regulatory environment now face uncertainty regarding whether some of the new...more

We Traced The Trade Secret Leak … It’s Coming From Inside The Business

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Protecting trade secrets from employee theft requires more than using an NDA when onboarding new employees. If businesses want to protect their confidential information, they need to take a cradle-to-grave...more

Q&A Concerning IP Protection and Social Media Issues in the Workplace

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The explosion of digital and social media enables companies to work more efficiently and to easily and creatively promote their products and services to large audiences across the globe. Modern technological developments in...more

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Social Media and Intellectual Property Issues

by Knobbe Martens on

Social media platforms are very useful, but they also create legal issues. Without question, social media has changed the way businesses communicate with their clients and consumers. Likewise, social media has changed the way...more

Secret Connections: LinkedIn contacts may be a trade secret

by McAfee & Taft on

A California court recently determined that an employee’s LinkedIn contacts could be considered a “trade secret” in a case where the employee retained his contacts after he left the company and began a competing venture....more

Mingling Employee Smartphone and Company Work Product Can be Dangerous

by Sands Anderson PC on

Many people will receive new smartphones as presents this month. Think carefully as an employer before allowing your employees to mingle work and pleasure on the same phone....more

Zombies, Ghouls, and Unpaid Wage Claims: The Top 5 HR Horrors This Season

As the group that shepherds employees from the application stage through the end of the employment relationship, human resources (HR) departments administer programs and policies that could greatly impact a company if a...more

Employment Newsletter - August 2013: Strong Policies and Vigilance Are Key to Protecting the Confidential Information of...

by Wilson Elser on

Unless companies are involved in technology or related products, most do not consider how they are going to protect their confidential information until there is a problem. Problems can arise in very common scenarios, for...more

Trade Secret Litigation Over Social Media: Is It Worth The Cost?

With the continually increasing popularity of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, where members can be connected to friends, family members, co-workers, clients, and potential clients all by logging in...more

Say What? Terminated Employees ‘Own’ Their LinkedIn Accounts (and the Company’s Trade Secrets)?

by Lane Powell PC on

Companies are getting a big surprise these days: Employees are leaving with their LinkedIn accounts and the company’s proprietary list of business contacts. LinkedIn is a well-known, business-oriented social media website...more

Social Networking Contacts Could Be Trade Secrets

by Nossaman LLP on

Like it or not, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media is playing a larger role in our everyday business lives. Nowadays, many companies are using social networking to maintain their client list and further...more

Using Your Social Media Strategy to Protect Trade Secrets and Minimize Liability

As most employers know, restrictive covenant agreements, often referred to as Confidentiality Agreements or Proprietary Information Agreements, are not the only documents that can be used to protect employers’ confidential...more

Can I Protect My Trade Secrets Via Social Media Policy?

by Fisher Phillips on

Everybody in the modern workforce is involved in social media in one way or another. Think about it. Even if your company does not utilize social media (which is becoming less and less likely), it is almost certain that your...more

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