PROTECTING TRADE SECRETS IN THE TIMES OF THE PANDEMIC

Since trade secrets are not registered with the government, like patents or trademarks, companies must take proactive measures to preserve them. Those who fail to take reasonable measures, risk finding out down the road (usually in court, when the try to recover stolen trade secrets from a rogue employee) that their information has lost its trade secrets status.

When Do Employers Enforce Non-Compete Agreements?

Many companies in Texas have non-competition agreements with their employees, but not all companies enforce them.  Some companies will sue the departing employees for violating non-compete agreements, even thought such agreement may not be valid under Texas laws.  Others, will not bother with enforcement even though they have valid agreements on hand.  The reality is that the validity of a non-compete agreement is only one factor in a company’s decision whether to enforce it.

COVID-19 Texas Employer Guide – CDC Recommends Safety Measures for Critical Infrastructure Employees Exposed to COVID-19

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just issued an Interim Guidance that pertains to “critical infrastructure workers,” who may have been exposed to COVID-19. 

CDC advises that such workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19 as long as they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.

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