Partner Mark Konkel
co-authored the Inside Counsel
article “The Golden State’s New Golden Rule: Section 925 Adds Another Hurdle To Protecting Business Information.” The article examines the newly signed California Labor Code Section 925, which restricts choice of law and venue clauses in certain employment agreements. Under Section 925, California employees enjoy their statutory prohibition against non-compete and non-solicitation clauses, which makes it increasingly difficult for employers to preserve their interests, including protecting confidential business information.
Mark and Steve provided steps employers can take to keep their information safe, recommending that employers tailor restrictive covenants to protect the most important business information, and limit employees’ access to that information on a need-to-know basis.