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Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Blog

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Did Your Non-Compete Agreement Just Get Laid Off?

USA - April 5 2018 Imagine this scenario: Like most businesses, you have undergone the effort and expense of recruiting quality talent to join your workforce. After…

Why Your Company Should Be Using Email Enterprise Vaults, Anti-Deletion Programming and Key Stroke Surveillance Software in the Face of Growing Cyber Threats and Trade Secrets Theft

USA - April 3 2018 Twenty-five years ago most companies’ greatest fear of espionage was employee theft at the photocopy machine at 2 in the morning. The company playbook…

Combatting Corporate Espionage In The Digital Age

USA - March 6 2018 In the modern age of relatively cheap and ever-evolving technology, corporate espionage is a real threat that could be perpetrated by any employee or…

California Jury Punishes Former Employees for Unfair Play-Only Lawful Competition is Sacrosanct!

USA - March 4 2018 Notwithstanding California's strong public policy in favor of lawful competitive behavior, California employees' duty of loyalty to their current…

Can Silicon Valley Keep a (Trade) Secret?

USA - February 26 2018 The simplest, most valuable, yet commonly overlooked piece of advice any trade secret owner can receive is this: Protect yours trade secrets! It seems…

Restrictive Covenants Place In-House Attorneys in a Real Predicament - But Are They Enforceable?

USA - February 20 2018 Employers enter into restrictive covenants with members of their workforce to protect their trade secrets and confidential information, particularly…

Three Technology Trends That Will Change the Gig Economy in 2018

USA - February 14 2018 Bill Gates once said “Information Technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one…

Federal Appeals Court Hears Next Round In Seattle’s Gig Worker Union Organizing Fight

USA - February 5 2018 The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard argument today over a proposal that would permit ride-sharing drivers who work for companies such as Uber and…

Glimmers of Hope? Pair of Recent PAGA Cases Provide Rare Procedural Victories for California Employers

USA - January 30 2018 If you’re a California employer, perhaps no single law strikes fear into your heart quite as much as the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of…

Sexual Harassment Takes Center Stage - California Legislature Responds With Flurry of Proposed Bills

USA - January 5 2018 The California Legislature reconvened on January 3 to begin the second year of the 2017-18 legislative session. As anticipated, sexual harassment…