On Thursday, December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned existing precedent in a decision that contains important implications as to how employers draft and implement their electronic communications policies.
For HR professionals and employment lawyers, the following is not an uncommon scenario—employee uses personal smart phone for business purposes at employer; employer terminates employee; employer then remotely wipes all data (including personal data) from employee’s phone; employee complains, alleging … Read More
Today, in our fourth installment on actions that employers can take to prevent employee theft or improper disclosure of company data, we discuss risks associated with smartphones and mobile devices. When considering the use of mobile devices, a company should … Read More
Today is the third installment of our series on actions that employers can take to prevent employee theft or improper disclosure of company data and focuses on creating a “culture of confidentiality.” This means going beyond the written word and … Read More
For the second post in our series on actions that employers can take to prevent employee theft or improper disclosure of company data, we’re focusing on protecting data through the use of employee confidentiality, nondisclosure, noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements.
These … Read More
Businesses face increasing threats to valuable trade secrets and other critical business information. To combat those threats, we believe companies should invest in a strong trade secret protection system. This includes development of appropriate policies, procedures, and smart enforcement strategies … Read More
A recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision highlights the stakes involved in trade secret misappropriation cases as well as the consequences for falsifying evidence. In Seagate Technology, LLC v. Western Digital Corporation, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld an arbitration award … Read More
Are your LinkedIn contacts yours or your employer’s? Are they confidential? Could they even be considered trade secrets? While we do not yet know the answer to these important questions, we may be one step closer because of a recent … Read More
In an August 22, 2014 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held that employees engaged in protected concerted activity by posting and “liking” on Facebook, continuing the NLRB’s trend of adopting expansive interpretations of what constitutes protected concerted activity … Read More