Overview

All companies face issues related to technology and their employees. The legal risks associated with employees using cell phones, having laptops, and sharing information on social media sites can significantly impact the business, reputation, and financial condition of a company. We assist companies in addressing issues specific to employees and the workplace, including:

  • Drafting and implementing policies addressing employees’ use of the Internet, e-mail, and social media
  • Advising clients on privacy and defamation issues, as well as federal laws, related to employees’ use of Internet, e-mail and social media
  • Drafting and implementing polices to protect trade secrets and confidential information, including specific protections for electronic data
  • Advising clients on preventing the misappropriation of trade secrets and other confidential information when an employee leaves the company
  • Working with forensic computer experts on preserving and searching electronic data
  • Training and advising management and human resources on the proper handling of issues that arise as a result of employees’ use of technology
  • Hiring and retaining foreign talent
  • Complying with U.S. Law to control exports of sensitive equipment, software and technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign destinations

Our lawyers also represent companies in cases involving claims against former employees who take confidential information or violate non-compete agreements or other restrictive covenants. This can include claims involving the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, breach of contract, breach of the duty of loyalty, interference with contractual relationships, conspiracy, intellectual property infringement unfair and deceptive trade practices, and related causes of action.

Media

Videos/Podcasts

  • E-Verify Mandates are Growing throughout the United States

    E-Verify is an electronic employment verification program through which employers may confirm the work eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Although E-Verify started as a voluntary program, except for federal contractors, it has become mandatory for many employers in several states. Immigration attorney David Garret discusses the expanding list of states requiring some or all employers to use the web-based system and adds to the ever-growing list of state mandates.

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