Posted on February 1, 2016 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and unfair competition.
There were several noteworthy developments in 2015 in the area of trade secrets and unfair competition. This post focuses on developments affecting California employers. Due to the unsettled nature of some of the law, this update includes citations to some significant federal district court decisions in 2015, so that California employers can understand and plan for the trends at the trial court level. Here are the Top 10 key developments and lessons from 2015. Continue reading
Filed under: Employment Law, New Legal Developments | Tagged: employers, trade secrets, unfair competition | 1 Comment »
Posted on June 8, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
It’s common for customers or clients to want to stick with the person who has been handling their account even when that person moves to a different company. But this situation can create serious issues around trade secrets and unfair competition. So, whenever you hire someone from a competitor, give that new employee guidelines to follow—it will save everyone legal headaches. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Compliance/Best Practices, Employment Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: employee, employee guidelines, employer, hiring, trade secrets, unfair competition | 4 Comments »
Posted on April 9, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Poaching employees from a rival company has risks. So does agreeing with your rivals not to poach employees from each other. Potential poachers beware… Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Legal Topics | Tagged: agreements not to poach, anti-raiding, anti-solicitation agreements, competitors, employee, employee poaching, employers, employment contracts, nondisclosure agreements, nonrecruiting, trade secrets, unfair competition | 3 Comments »
Posted on August 21, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Survey evidence can be very useful in some cases, but questions are growing about its reliability. By knowing the issues involved with surveys, you’ll be better able to successfully use or oppose survey evidence. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Evidence, Intellectual Property, Legal Topics | Tagged: evidence, expert witness, survey experts, surveys, trademark, trial, unfair competition | Leave a comment »