Employment Law This Week (Episode 28: Week of May 23, 2016) has released bonus footage of its interview with David J. Clark, a Senior Counsel at Epstein Becker Green.
As Mr. Clark discusses, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). Under the DTSA, employers can now sue in federal court for trade secret misappropriation. Though there is some overlap with the Uniform Trade Secrets Act—adopted in some version by 48 states—the DTSA marks a notable change in how these cases are litigated, creating a federal civil cause of action. The new law contains broad whistleblower protections and new requirements for employers to give notice of these protections.