Peter A. Steinmeyer, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Chicago office, was quoted by SHRM.org, in “Revise Nondisclosure Agreements to Comply with New Law,” by Allen Smith.
Following is an excerpt:
“HR will remain the front-line defenses for the protection of trade secrets,” said Peter Steinmeyer, an attorney with Epstein Becker Green in Chicago. He said that whether through confidentiality clauses or agreements, employee training or exit interviews, HR plays a critical role as it:
- Educates employees about what constitutes a trade secret and how trade secrets are protected.
- Reminds departing employees of their continuing duties to protect trade secrets.
- Has ever-vigilant eyes and ears open for any signs of trade secret theft.