Whether you are a young child missing teeth, or a grown-up taking account of her life, or Santa Claus himself checking up on everyone else’s life, many of us make lists at holiday time. They can be lists of gifts we want, or those we need to get, or people we wish to see or write to, or things we need or want to do before the end of the year. Sometimes they are just lists of things that happened this year or that we want to happen next year. Certainly there are lots of “Top Ten” holiday lists. This … Continue Reading
Many businesses progressively fear that their trade secrets and valued business relationships are at risk of attack by competitors – and even by their own employees. Do you know what it takes to protect those critical assets in the ever-changing world of trade secret and non-compete law?
Join Epstein Becker Green attorneys Anthony J. Laura, Robert D. Goldstein, and Peter A. Steinmeyer on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a complimentary, 75-minute webinar hosted by Practical Law. This webinar offers insights into recent developments and expected trends in the evolving legal landscape of trade … Continue Reading
When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
Epstein Becker Green’s Annual Workforce Management Briefing will focus on the latest developments in labor and employment law, including:
- Latest Developments from the NLRB
- Attracting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce
- ADA Website Compliance
- Trade Secrets and Non-Competes
- Managing and Administering Leave Policies
- New Overtime Rules
- Workplace Violence and Active-Shooter Situations
- Recordings in the Workplace
- Instilling Corporate Ethics
This year, we welcome Marc Freedman and Jim Plunkett from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Marc and Jim will … Continue Reading
After years of stops and starts in Congressional efforts to pass a law creating a federal claim for misappropriation of trade secrets that can be pursued by private citizens and companies (as opposed to federal prosecutors), the last few weeks have produced an astonishing acceleration of those efforts. This month, the Defend Trade Secrets Act has been approved by both houses of Congress in resounding fashion. It is on the brink of being enacted into law.
On April 27, 2016, the House of Representatives voted 410-2 to pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act. That vote came quickly on the heels … Continue Reading
Last week, the Senate version of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890) was passed with bipartisan support by the Senate Judiciary Committee. As we have previously discussed on this blog, the bill is aimed at addressing alleged inadequacies in U.S. law through the creation of a federal private right of action for trade secret misappropriation. The legislation would also provide injunctions to preserve evidence and prevent disclosure, and damages to account for economic harm to plaintiffs whose trade secrets are stolen.
Having cleared the Judiciary Committee — a step that eluded similar bills in recent years — the … Continue Reading
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This webinar will discuss recent developments and what to expect in the evolving legal landscape of trade secrets and non-competition agreements. With some businesses progressively feeling that their trade secrets are at risk for attack by competitors – and perhaps, by their own employees – this session will focus on how to navigate this developing area and effectively protect client relationships … Continue Reading
In a complimentary webinar on May 20 (1:00 p.m. ET), our colleagues James A. Goodman and Ian Carleton Schaefer will lead a webinar focusing on how the cloud and employee mobility are impacting trade secret protection strategies.
Join the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) strategic industry group and the Non-Competes, Unfair Competition, and Trade Secrets group of Epstein Becker Green’s Labor and Employment practice for a discussion on the following topics:
- The Cloud and Its Impact on Employee Mobility and Trade Secrets
- Trade Secret Law, Disclosure Risks, and Reasonable Efforts to Safeguard Trade Secrets
- Employment Law and Corporate Strategies to Identify and
The beginning of the year is a time of high employee mobility, and with that mobility comes a risk of litigation between the hiring employer and the former employer – particularly when the two companies are direct competitors.
When a lawyer is asked to weigh in on a potential hire and to advise regarding the litigation risk, the legal analysis is just one part of the puzzle; the human element is equally important. Not infrequently, raw human emotion — anger, feelings of betrayal, and/or pure competitive fire – serves as the triggering straw for litigation in such situations. Fortunately, there … Continue Reading
Peter A. Steinmeyer of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. will be speaking in an upcoming live phone/web seminar entitled "Hiring a Competitor’s Employees: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls" scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.
As readers of this blog well know, hiring an employee from a competitor involves a great deal of risk due to the employee’s access to the competitor’s trade secrets, customers and other employees. Because of this, a competitor is likely to take aggressive measures to protect its proprietary information and resources from the new employer.
Key employees are often bound by restrictive covenants with the … Continue Reading
The national law firm of EpsteinBeckerGreen, in conjunction with the Practical Law Company, recently wrote and published statewide guides on the trade secret laws of Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
These guides, which were written by EpsteinBeckerGreen’s attorneys in a "question and answer" format, address trade secret and confidentiality laws affecting employers and employees. They focus on the legal requirements related to protecting trade secrets and confidential information.
Here is a list of the aforementioned guides which are now available:
• "Trade Secret Laws: Illinois" – written by Zachary C. Jackson and David J. Clark
Peter A. Steinmeyer of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. will be speaking in an upcoming live phone/web seminar entitled "Noncompete Agreements: Latest Litigation Developments" scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.
As readers of this blog well know, employers frequently use noncompete agreements to protect confidential business information from misappropriation by departing employees. With continuing layoffs and business information easily accessible via computers and the Internet, enforceable noncompetes are critical in today’s economy.
Employment attorneys crafting noncompete agreements must avoid unreasonable and overbroad provisions. Courts are increasingly scrutinizing and, in some instances, refusing to enforce agreements that go … Continue Reading
Please join the attorneys of EpsteinBeckerGreen on June 7, 2011, at the National Press Club, as we present eight panels covering labor and employment topics that have increasingly impacted employers in the health care industry.
Our first panel, entitled Significant Labor and Employment Issues that Affect Health Entities, will include representatives from the health care industry, such as a hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and emergency medical services. These executive panelists will discuss the critical labor and employment issues they are currently experiencing and the greatest challenges they expect to manage.
EpsteinBeckerGreen attorneys representing the Labor and Employment, Health Care and … Continue Reading