Yesterday, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act — a broad federal law designed to give companies added protection. It does not circumvent state law — indeed, where a state law is more protective of the trade secret, it still applies. Nevertheless, it provides a base level of uniformity nationwide.
Quick Hits: Carnivals, Trade Secrets, Interactive Process, Taxes and Arbitration
Busy week here. So, it’s time to bring back a recurring post of “Quick Hits” of articles you may have missed along the way. Here are some of my recent favorites:
- First, the October Employment Law Blog Carnival is up with a Halloween theme. Lots of great employment law articles for you to choose from.
Who Owns Your Company’s Social Media? Are You Sure?
In my presentations on social media this year, I’ve talked a bit about the Phonedog v. Kravitz case where an employer sued a former employee who continued to use the company Twitter account he had started.
When the employee left, he merely changed the…
This Week in Social Media & Employment Law: Facebook Privacy Settings, Stored Communications Act, Social Media Policies
As social media continues to dominate the world — or at least conversations about employment law — there are a few notable posts that are worth delving into this week that explore the topic further.
- Forbes blogger Kashmir Hill (formerly of Above the Law) has a good piece on whether privacy settings matter on Facebook
Do You Know the Muffin Man? Bimbo Prevents Him From Switching Jobs
What’s the recipe for a successful enforcement of a restrictive covenant case? Well, if you missed our webinar yesterday, there’s a case out of Pennsylvania that takes that discussion out of the kitchen and into the real world.
Ever eat Thomas’ English Muffins and wondered how they make all those "nooks and crannies"? Well…
Oops! They Did It Again! – Preventing Data From Walking Out the Door
With companies laying off people in droves, protecting what’s LEFT of the company — namely, it’s company data and trade secrets — becomes that much more important.
For that reason, I’ll be speaking at our firm’s Breakfast Roundtable on March 19th at 8:30 a.m. in our Hartford office (sorry, no webinar just yet; it’s…
Five Questions With…Frank Rudewicz, Managing Director of UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc.; Tips from a Forensic Litigation Consultant
Every so often, it’s nice to hear from people who know what their talking about. Today, we’ve got part of this blog’s "Five Questions" feature.
I posed five questions for Frank Rudewicz, Managing Director of UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc. UHY provides forensic litigation and valuation services which are particularly useful for things like electronic discovery, trade…