Last month, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) into law, which permits plaintiffs to bring civil claims for misappropriation of trade secrets in federal court.  While…

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Most employee handbooks are nearly identical to each other, regardless of the industry, workforce size or the jurisdictions in which business is conducted. Very little thought is given to the…

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Because of California’s employee-friendly laws on agreements containing restrictive covenants, whenever possible, employers include foreign state choice of law and forum selection provisions.  This frequently leads to a proverbial “race…

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