Sorting Laundry: The Scope Of Calif. Trade Secrets Act

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 6:24 PM EST) -- Because California is among the few states that significantly limit the use of traditional restrictive covenants, California employers often protect themselves from unlawful competition by relying on tort and contract claims, and the statutory protections available under California’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act,[1] which prohibits the misappropriation of trade secrets. These claims are commonly plead together, but employers must be careful to avoid CUTSA preemption, particularly when all claims arise from the same set of facts.

CUTSA Preemption

CUTSA does not contain the same explicit preemption language...
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