Can you still have noncompete agreements with your employees? What if you explicitly state that the agreement protects trade secrets or other proprietary information? There has been a lot of buzz about this issue, and recently the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board joined the conversation with a memorandum, GC 23-08, opining
Paul Barsness helps companies protect and safeguard two of their biggest assets: their workforce and intellectual property. A company's success and profitability are tied to its intellectual property, and Paul devotes a large portion of his practice to preventing and defending against the theft and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets. He negotiates and litigates restrictive covenants, and handles cases involving trademark, copyright, and patent infringement.