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Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act Prohibits Improper Acquisition of Trade Secrets, Regardless of Subsequent Use

Misappropriation of trade secrets claims can sometimes be difficult to sustain. While evidence of the taking of a trade secret may be available, evidence of its subsequent use may not.

Virginia Supreme Court Reverses 22-Year-Old Precedent in Non-Compete Case

A recent decision by the Virginia Supreme Court makes clear that when it comes to the use and enforcement of noncompetition agreements under Virginia law, “one size” does not “fit all” and that employers must utilize narrowly tailored agreements that reflect a position-specific, functional analysis in order for such agreements to be deemed enforceable. In Home Paramount Pest Control Companies, Inc. v. Shaffer, No. 101837, 2011 Va. LEXIS 222 (2011), the Virginia Supreme Court upheld the trial court’s decision to strike down the noncompetition clause in an employment agreement that the company entered into with one of its employees, who in 2009, resigned his position and soon went to work for a competitor. Through this decision, the Supreme Court reversed its own, 22-year-old precedent, through which it had held that the precise language at issue within a noncompetition agreement was enforceable.

Ogletree Deakins | California | The Opportunities and Obligations of Venture Capital and Private Equity in the #MeToo Environment (February 01, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | Glimmers of Hope? Pair of Recent PAGA Cases Provide Rare Procedural Victories for California Employers (January 31, 2018)

Ogletree Deakins | California | California’s Salary History Ban: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (January 23, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | The ICEman Cometh? Recent War of Words Puts California Employers in the Crosshairs of National Immigration Debate (January 22, 2018)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | Trial Court Properly Denied Attorneys’ Fees To Plaintiff Who Proved His Termination Was Substantially Motivated By His Disabilities, But Was Not The Prevailing Party At Trial (January 21, 2018)

Ogletree Deakins | California | Cal/OSHA Approves Long-Awaited Housekeeper Injury Prevention Regulations (January 24, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | DLSE Publishes Voluntary Template for Required Employer AB 450 Notice (February 11, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | Cal/OSHA Approves Hotel Housekeeping Injury Standard – Likely to Go Into Effect Later This Year (January 21, 2018)

Ogletree Deakins | California | As Marijuana Shops Thrive, California Employers Revisit Drug Policies (January 18, 2018)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | California Labor Department Releases Form for Employers Responding to Immigration Agency Inspection (February 12, 2018)