In a workplace era that may soon be referred to as “Pre-Weinstein,” employers not only could quietly settle sexual harassment claims by including a nondisclosure agreement that virtually assured the matter would be kept confidential and out of the public spotlight, but they could also deduct the settlement payment and attorney’s fees as a business…Read More
In an opinion handed down on February 7, 2018, the federal court of appeals that applies to Oklahoma ruled in favor of an employer in a lawsuit over the confidentiality provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Firefighter suffering from PTSD David Perez, a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, sued his employer after…Read More
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which creates a new federal cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. Although the DTSA provides several new changes to trade secret law, one provision requires immediate action. Required notice of whistleblower immunity The DTSA provides certain whistleblower immunity for employees…Read More
No one likes layoffs. The person getting fired may be depressed and fearful about his or her job loss, and the person doing the firing usually feels rotten about being the bearer of bad news. In a layoff situation, an exit interview might be confined to a discussion of severance or benefits packages. But if…Read More
For over 30 years, labor law protected the confidentiality of witness statements conducted by employers in workplace investigations. Yet, the National Labor Relations Board ended this clear rule in a recent decision, thereby overturning another long-standing labor law precedent.Read More
Are your trade secrets at risk? Yes, every minute of every day.
Can you minimize the risk? Yes, by creating a corporate culture where each employee recognizes the value of trade secrets to corporate health.