2019 Labor & Employment Seminar

June 12, 2019 - June 14, 2019
Montage Palmetto Bluff
47 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton, South Carolina
Galit Kierkut
ALFA International
Fit To Be Tied: Best Practices For Multistate Employers To Protect Their Confidential Information

Employers with multistate offices or employees are often confronted with confusing and conflicting state laws protecting trade secrets and confidential information, as well as new and pending statutes governing non-competes and non-solicits. This roundtable will exchange drafting tips, discuss consideration needed, and consider the impact of the federal Defend Against Trade Secrets Act. They will also discuss practical steps that companies should be taking to protect their confidential information even before an employee leaves. They will assess how to best address choice of law issues, California's new statute that is a game changer on choice of law, and arbitration vs. court for the aftermath of injunctive relief. Finally, they will discuss practical advice for enforcing these covenants, including the all-important forensic examination.