Steven Garrett of Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. will present during the Employment Law 101 day of the Texas Bar CLE’s Advanced Employment Law Course in Dallas January 18th. Steven’s subject will be the Defense side of a two-part presentation on “The First 30 Days of an Employment Case” and is scheduled for 3:45 pm at the Westin Galleria Hotel. Additional information >>>
19 May 2016
Federal Trade Secret Act
by Steven Garrett, Associate
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). This law, for the first time, creates a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. Employers should be aware of how this law affects current employees and future employees who might have had access to trade secrets of prior employers and whether they wish to update their employee confidentiality agreements or employment handbooks. In many ways the federal law tracks the state Uniform Trade Secret Act recently enacted in Texas, but there are a few significant differences.