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 claims under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and claims for state misappropriation, tortious interference, breach of duty of loyalty, and breach of fiduciary duty. It also explores relevant restrictive covenants and best practices. This Note addresses federal law and provides a general overview of state law in this area. For information on specific states' laws, see the State Law Q&A Tools under Related Content.

Joseph W. Hammell, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, with Practical Law Labor & Employment


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