In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board has increased its scrutiny of various employer practices, including those of non-unionized employers. Among the areas of scrutiny have been non-disclosure of confidential information provisions, which the NLRB has ruled can be in violation of Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, specifically the provision that protects employees' rights to engage in concerted activities for the ...
When employees resign to join a competitor, care should be taken to avoid common mistakes that may give rise to litigation. Here are some things to keep in mind.
This post discusses how to protect your company’s trade secrets so that in the event of employee misappropriation, you will be in the best possible position to succeed in litigation. This post provides guidance on how to implement a proactive corporate program to protect trade secrets from improper and unauthorized access or disclosure, and discusses the forensic steps you can take to catch an employee stealing your company’s trade secrets.
Given the state of the economy, employers are more conscious than ever of the need to protect trade secrets and customer relationships when an employee leaves, especially when the departing employee is opening a competitive company or joining a competitive firm. Employers often neglect, however, to take advantage of a very simple, but extremely important, tool in dealing with departing employees: the exit interview.