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4 Tips to Protect Trade Secrets and Confidential Information When Terminating Employees

4 Tips to Protect Trade Secrets and Confidential Information When Terminating Employees

By: Stan Hill

Employers may face risks of departing employees, particularly involuntarily terminated employees, taking the employer’s confidential information or trade secrets with them when they leave.  Putting aside  the employee’s motivation—a desire to compete, spite, or something else entirely—employers should consider protective measures to limit, if not completely cut off, an employee’s access to confidential information and trade secrets attendant to termination of employment.

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Three Steps Employers May Take to Avoid Liability When Transferring Employees

Three Steps Employers May Take to Avoid Liability When Transferring Employees

By: Michael J. Lorden

Employers may desire to transfer an employee to a different position, division, or office because of personality conflicts, performance issues, a reorganization, or myriad other reasons.  While transferring an employee may resolve an immediate problem, it could also lead to a retaliation or disparate treatment claim.

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Time to Dust Off Colorado Physician Liquidated Damage Provisions

Time to Dust Off Colorado Physician Liquidated Damage Provisions

By: Gillian McKean Bidgood

Many Colorado physician employment agreements and equity agreements require physicians to pay liquidated damages if the physician competes with his/her former employer after leaving the organization.  The payment of damages are a work-around of the Colorado statute on restrictive covenants, which provides that a physician cannot be prevented from practicing through a restrictive covenant, but permits an organization to require a physician to pay for damages caused by termination of the employment or equity agreement, including damages caused by competition. Two recent legal developments suggest that health care organizations should take a look at their agreements that contain damages provisions for Colorado physicians. 

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Summertime: Four Tips for Keeping Workplaces Cool as the Temperatures Rise

Summertime: Four Tips for Keeping Workplaces Cool as the Temperatures Rise

By: Jay M. Dade

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy . . .

Ella Fitzgerald’s voice brings images of crackling heat, warm breezes and long, languid days. But, when the temperatures rise outside, human resource managers can find their workforce temperatures rising as well. As summer progresses, the season presents unique workforce management issues. Here are four tips for keeping your workforce temperatures cool, calm and productive during the long, hot summer.

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