2018 Year in Review: Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Legal Developments and Trends
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With an increasingly mobile and entrepreneurial workforce, businesses face serious challenges when trying to protect their trade secrets and valued business relationships from unwanted competition. Recent laws and court decisions, however, impose greater restrictions on non-competes and other restrictive covenants and more laws have been proposed. Do you know what it takes to comply with the new laws and stay ahead of the curve of these legal developments?
Join Practical Law senior legal editor Barbara J. Harris and Epstein Becker Green attorneys Peter A. Steinmeyer and David J. Clark for an ON DEMAND 75-minute webinar providing insights into recent developments and expected trends in the evolving legal landscape of trade secret and non-competition law. This webinar will focus on how employers can stay ahead of the trends and navigate this continually developing area and effectively protect client relationships and proprietary information.
- The new Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (MNAA) and its implications for individuals who live or work in Massachusetts.
- Other statutory developments regarding non-competes, including changes in California, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah.
- Proposed federal non-compete reform and anticipated state developments in New Jersey and elsewhere.
- The nationwide political and economic debate about the effect of non-competes on entrepreneurship and the tech industry.
- Department of Justice and state attorney general scrutiny of “no poach” agreements.
- Recent decisions regarding restrictive covenants, including significant decisions in California, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
- The continuing judicial focus on adequacy of consideration.
- A review of continuing developments and litigation trends under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) enacted in 2016.
- Significant state law trade secret developments, including the enactment of a trade secret statute in Massachusetts and the limitation of damage awards in New York trade secret cases.
- Practical steps employers can take to comply with the new laws and stay ahead of anticipated legal trends.
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Peter A. Steinmeyer, Member, Epstein Becker Green, P.C.
David J. Clark, Member, Epstein Becker Green, P.C.
Barbara J. Harris, Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law Labor & Employment
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