On November 15, 2017, Andrew J. Sommer and Daniel C. Deacon of Conn Maciel Carey’s national Labor and Employment and OSHA – Workplace Safety Practices presented a webinar regarding Best Practices for Handling Trade Secret, Restrictive Covenant, and Choice of Law Issues in Employment Agreements.
The webinar tackled a number of different subjects associated with these topics and reviews a number of best practices when dealing with trade secret, non-compete, and choice of law issues. The meaning of “trade secret” is essential in properly classifying and protecting this type of information, and this webinar discusses how different courts interpret the meaning of trade secret and what types of information are typically considered a protected trade secret. In addition, the webinar addresses the numerous factors to consider when drafting a restrictive covenant for employees during the hiring process, how to protect a business when hiring a prospective employee under a restrictive covenant with a former employer, and steps to take to protect your business when you terminate an employee with a restrictive covenant. Furthermore, this webinar examines the nuances of choice of law issues and how conflicts of law rules in different jurisdictions may affect the validity of a restrictive covenant or other aspects of an employment agreement. It is critical that employers carefully draft employment agreements in consideration of all of these factors to ensure that its trade secrets are protected and the policies maintained in its employment agreement are enforced.
Here is a link to a recording of the webinar.
This webinar concludes Conn Maciel Carey’s 2017 Employment Webinar Series. If you missed any of our prior webinars or would like a refresher on any of our prior topics, you can visit Conn Maciel Carey’s Webinar Recordings.
We look forward to presenting on a number of new and interesting topics in 2018 when we commence our 2018 Employment Webinar Series after the New Year. We hope you will join us!