This post is co-authored with Larry Morgan, MAIR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, GPHR
Originally published in The Minnesota Society of CPA’s

Virtually all employee handbooks contain the statement, “This handbook is not a contract.” Most employers assume with this contract disclaimer none of the policies and provisions in their employee handbook constitute a contract.

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Employee trade secret theft is a significant problem faced by many businesses. It is unfortunately all too common for a departing employee to take valuable confidential information from the former employer to the new workplace. An employer may use a number of legal strategies to stop the theft and misuse of its trade secrets by

While employers may have well-written agreements with their employees, such as non-competition and confidentiality agreements, those same employers sometimes fall down with regard to having those contracts executed on the company’s behalf. Prudent companies will not allow employees to commence employment until they have signed the applicable employment agreement, noncompete or an agreement to resolve