Business Law

Make Sure to Define 'Confidential'

As the business world has turned increasingly tech-savvy, more and more employees—even run-of-the-mill support staff—are exposed to what businesses consider “confidential, proprietary, or trade secrets.” To protect the business, many employers have been advised by their attorneys to require employees to sign confidentiality agreements at the time of being hired Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Business Law

California's Automatic Renewal Law

Effective December 2010, California enacted an Auto-Renewal Law (“ARL”), Business & Professions Code sections 17600-17606, in an effort to end the practice of ongoing charging of consumers, without their explicit consent, for continuing services or products. Prior jurisprudence under the California Unfair Competition Law, Business & Professions Code §17200,et seq., Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago