Posted on March 17, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
If you represent businesses, you know how important it is to protect their trade secrets. A crucial part of that effort is developing and implementing a trade secret protection plan. Specific company needs may vary, and plans have to be crafted with those needs in mind, but some elements should be included in any trade secret protection plan. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Legal Topics | Tagged: company secrets, confidentiality agreement, employees, employers, employment policies, human resources, nondisclosure agreement, trade secret protection plan, trade secrets | 5 Comments »
Posted on December 6, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Attorneys representing start-ups are presented with a wide-range of tasks to do. If you find yourself drafting a sick leave policy, keep these guidelines handy so you don’t miss any essential steps.
Filed under: Employment Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: employees, employers, employment policies, human resources, paid leave, sick leave, sick leave policy | 2 Comments »
Posted on April 18, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
The much-anticipated California Supreme Court’s decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum) (Apr. 12, 2012, S166360) came down largely on the side of employers: Among other conclusions, the court held that employers are under no obligation to ensure that workers take legally mandated meal breaks. But this doesn’t mean that employers are completely off the hook — they should still have a written policy informing employees of their rights and obligations with regard to meal periods. Continue reading
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