With increased regulatory scrutiny and the emergence of employee activism, companies have experienced an elevated risk of trade secret disclosure from current or former employees acting as putative whistleblowers. In this episode, Aaron Goodman (Partner, Los Angeles) discussed key factors companies should consider in balancing their trade secret interests against the protections afforded to whistleblowers, with a focus on recent whistleblower laws across the globe.
For decades California employers have relied on a 1985 decision to enforce contractual provisions prohibiting solicitation of employees after termination; but a lot happened to change this in November 2018 with the California Court of Appeals decision in the AMN case. Since 2018, there have been additional developments all companies should understand.
Our partners will discuss these issues and what they mean for companies doing business in California that utilize or are contemplating using employee non-solicitation clauses.
The growing COVID-19 crisis has led to an increasing number of states, counties and cities requesting or demanding that businesses close and people remain in place. That list grows by the day, and presents a challenge to businesses operating in multiple states. The article below summarizes some of the key…