California has always been a challenging jurisdiction for employers in terms of limiting unfair competition by former employees and protecting trade secrets. However, employers in the state can significantly enhance their ability to protect their business interests in these areas with a little planning and strategic thinking.
In this issue of Take 5, we look at some proactive steps that employers can take to prevent unfair competition by departed employees and protect trade secrets from misappropriation:
- Critical Importance of Realistically Identifying and Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
- Developing a Plan for Employee Departures in California
- California Non-Competes: Things You Can Do “Around the Edges”
- What Will Not Work to Protect Trade Secrets or Enforce Non-Competes in California
- View from the Courtroom: What to Expect When You Try to Get a TRO in Your Unfair Competition Case