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BEDC - Employment Aspects of the New Federal Trade Secrets Law

Cooley 4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA

Shannon Sorrells and Linh Nguyen from the Employment & Labor group will be presenting a briefing on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act which went into effect on May 11, 2016 for the BEDC. The Act provides employers with some important new tools for protecting trade secrets and obtaining relief when trade secrets are stolen. It also provides limited immunity from liability for whistleblowers who disclose trade secrets to the government or in a lawsuit alleging retaliation by an employer, and requires employers to notify employees and independent contractors of these protections. They will cover action steps for human resources professionals, including how to meet the Act's notice requirements, and how the Act may impact employer's onboarding and employee departure procedures.  

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