Defend Trade Secrets Act: New How To Added

Author: Melissa A. Silver, XpertHR Legal Editor

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) standardizes and strengthens employers' legal remedies and protections by allowing an employer to file a private cause of action in federal court for trade secret misappropriation. The DTSA also provides immunity to whistleblowers who reveal a business's trade secrets to the government as part of any violations they report and requires an employer to advise employees of this immunity in confidentiality contracts or agreements and/or policies.

In light of this development, XpertHR has added How to Protect Information Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act. The How To details the steps an employer can take to safeguard its trade secrets and to fulfill its obligations in order to benefit from the law's protections.