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Employers’ Diversity Data and Initiatives: Trade Secret or Open Book?

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As many companies prepare to submit their annual “EEO-1” reports to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission revealing their workforce statistics by race and gender for their U.S.-based employees by EEO job category, they face the increasing possibility that this information will become public. The decision last week by a federal district court vacating the administrative … Continue reading this entry

No More Second Chances Under Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUSTA)

Plaintiffs now have only one bite-at-the-apple when pursuing claims of misappropriation of confidential information in Texas. 360 Mortg. Grp., LLC v. Homebridge Fin. Servs., Inc., No. A-14-CA-00847-SS, 2016 WL 900577, at *8 (W.D. Tex. Mar. 2, 2016). Tort claims focused on misappropriation of confidential information are preempted under the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUSTA) … Continue reading this entry

UPDATE: Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Signed Into Law, Becomes Effective September 1, 2013

Governor Rick Perry has signed the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA), making Texas the 48th state to adopt the uniform law.  The bill becomes effective on September 1, 2013, and will govern the misappropriation of trade secrets on or after that date. TUTSA  provides meaningful protection to employers seeking to protect their trade secrets, and … Continue reading this entry

Texas Considers Adopting Uniform Trade Secrets Act

A bill is currently pending before the Texas Legislature to adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.  Currently the law in 47 states, Texas is considering the adoption of S.B. 953, the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA) to codify and clarify the common law relating to the protection of trade secrets.  The proposed bill will … Continue reading this entry