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The Secret Sauce: Protecting Brewing Recipes and Processes – The Role of Employee Agreements

“Perhaps the most basic level of protection is a non-disclosure agreement. This type of agreement typically prohibits an employee from using or disclosing an employer’s confidential and proprietary information at any time (whether during or after the employment relationship) for purposes other than work for the employer. In the absence of a non-disclosure agreement, an employer still could rely on statutory and common law trade secret protections, but a written agreement with an employee can provide a powerful deterrent against nefarious conduct and also allow an additional arrow in the employer’s quiver in the event a former employee must be sued.”

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The Secret Sauce: Protecting Brewing Recipes and Processes – The Role of Employee Agreements