September 29, 2014Published Article

How can your company protect confidential information when an employee leaves?


There are a number of ways Wisconsin companies can protect their confidential information in the event an employee leaves. These generally fall into the following categories: statutory trade secrets protections, contractual protections (such as confidentiality agreements), and certain best practices that may be used to quickly identify whether information has been taken by a departing employee, which potentially allows for the quick recovery of such information.

However, if the company waits to take any steps before a departure event, it is generally too late to use many of the protections that could have been in place with some preplanning and action.

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