While the attorneys at Kercsmar Feltus & Collins have experience handling a wide variety of employment matters, we specialize in complex employment disputes involving: the theft of company trade secrets; non-compete clauses; anti-piracy agreements; and the violation of employment contracts.
Employees now spend just over four years, on average, at a given job. Millennials average four jobs in the decade immediately after they graduate from college. This job-hopping trend—coupled with the relative ease with which digital proprietary information can be transferred—make it more critical than ever for employers to effectively protect their company, customers, employees and confidential information from walking out the door with their former employees.
We have seen a steady increase in litigation to enforce restrictive covenants such as non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements. Businesses are increasingly looking to the courts to address the issues that arise when a relationship with valuable employees, clients or proprietary information is threatened. Employers and highly compensated executives need attorneys who understand the complexities involved in these disputes and the challenges and sensitivities involved when trade secrets or business reputations are at risk. Trade secret cases, in particular, are time sensitive; once the information is exchanged, there may be little recourse.
We have successfully handled a wide variety of these disputes, including claims for breach of employment contracts, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, breach of confidentiality, breach of fiduciary duties by officers, managing directors and other high-level employees of corporations, and breach of non-compete and non-solicitation covenants. We understand the sensitivity needed in litigation of trade secret and employment issues, and we will work quickly and effectively to protect your rights.