Upon entering retirement, some individuals in Florida and elsewhere may find that too much free time could leave them yearning for something to fill the void. Should these individuals choose to accept a position in a field they are accustomed to, their former employers may have concerns about the sharing of proprietary information, especially if the new employer is a competitor. A company named Koppers has recently filed a lawsuit accusing a former employee of violating trade secrets laws.
While there may be opportunities for career advancement available, for many workers in Florida and elsewhere, the process might not be as easy as filling out an application. Even those who work minimum wage jobs may be restricted by noncompete agreements at times. Florida Senator Marco Rubio has recently took to social media to promote a bill that would limit the use of similar agreements in low wage jobs, but some feel this change might not be enough.
Having a business partner or multiple business partners can often make starting a business or continuing operations easier. Partners may mean that more funds are available to get operations underway and to take further steps toward success. Of course, even with business partners, your company may still have a long way to go before reaching that desired success.
Many companies in Florida and elsewhere place a high value on protecting the sensitive information on which their success is built. However, while this used to involve securing documents in a locked drawer or safe, protecting trade secrets in a digital age can be a more intricate process. Company owners may wish to know more about how to spot a potential theft of trade secrets, and what steps to take should this occur.
Many businesses in Florida may require employees to sign an agreement stating that they will not accept a position with a rival company for a set time period upon leaving the company. However, when it comes to enforcing a noncompete agreement, some may argue that the terms within are too broad and restrictive. A marketing agency in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against a former employee after claiming he violated his noncompete agreement.