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Michigan’s new law, the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), protects employees, potential employees, students and applicants from giving employers and educators access to their personal social media accounts. Under the new law, accounts such as Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Twitter are covered. Employers and school administrators can’t discharge, fail to hire or admit or otherwise penalize their current or potential employees or students for refusing their request. Read More ›
Categories: Employment, Privacy
Let's take a look at a common scenario. An employee named Ted leaves a company, let's say "Company A," and goes to work for another company in the same industry – "Company B." While employed by Company A, Ted worked on key projects and had access to and developed many new and creative concepts. When Ted joins Company B, he implements many of the new and creative concepts he helped develop while working for Company A. Company B later commercializes some of these concepts developed and brought over by Ted. Company A then sues Company B, claiming misappropriation of trade secrets. A trade secret, of course, is any information that has economic value because it is not generally known to the public and is subject to efforts to keep the information secret. This scenario is common - the characters in the real life saga of Mattel v MGA Entertainment are not. Read More ›