A. WHAT IS A TRADE SECRET?
- Do not solicit a competitor’s employees.
- Advertise positions in appropriate publications and let employees initiate contact with your business.
- Do not request employment agencies to recruit employees from a single competitor.
- Do not use a competitor’s trade secrets in your business. Even if your new employee did not have a trade secrets agreement with his/her former employer, the employee may still violate trade secrets protection by disclosing or using the trade secret in your business.
- Ask a prospective employee if he/she is subject to a non-competition, non-solicitation, or trade secrets agreement. If so, review the agreement. Determine whether your company can hire the person without breaching the agreement(s).
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