Protection of Employers' Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

This Note describes trade secrets and confidential information protections available to employers. It examines trade secret definitions and legal recourse, including misappropriation, tortious interference and breach of duty of loyalty and/or fiduciary duty claims. It also explores relevant restrictive covenants and best practices. This Note provides a general overview of federal law in this area. For information on state law, see the State Law Q&A Tools under Related Content.

Joseph W. Hammell, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Jessie Collings, with PLC Labor & Employment


 

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