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What Does the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Mean for Employers and Businesses?

On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”) was signed into law.  Although the DTSA provides greater protection for trade secrets under federal law, it also will require employers to change their confidentiality agreements with employees and contractors in order for your company to avail itself of all the remedies…

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What are my Employer Obligations for Employees in New York?

First you should “Determine Whether Your New York Business has Employees or Independent Contractors” by reading that post or consulting with a corporate attorney. If your New York business hires employees, then the following would apply. Workers’ Compensation.  The New York State Workers’ Compensation Law (“NYWCL”) requires qualifying businesses must obtain workers’ compensation insurance before…

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How Do I Determine Whether my New York Business has Employees or Independent Contractors?

It is critical that you, the business owner, perhaps with the help of your corporate attorney, correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors.  For the most part, the employer must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an…

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Your Company Should Have a Nondisclosure Agreement (Confidentiality Agreement) with its Employees

A Non-Disclosure Agreement (also known as an NDA or confidentiality agreement) is meant to protect a startup or existing business from its employees misusing valuable proprietary information.  Often it is a good idea to have a confidentiality agreement in place with each of your employees (regardless of position).  For instance, your receptionist and salesperson might…

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