Does Your Employee Own Your Company’s Social Media Account?

CMRS Law Employment Law

Who owns your company’s social media account? Does it belong to your business or the employee who created the account to promote your business? Absent a social media policy, the answer is not always clear and can result in costly litigation. Ownership of the account has huge implications regarding who can access the account. If an employer takes over an …

Six Essential Agreements Your Business Needs to Protect Its Intellectual Property

CMRS Law Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement, Contracts

Whether you’re a start-up business or an existing business, protecting your intellectual property is vital.  Intellectual property includes your trade secrets, customer lists, recipes, inventions, and much more.  If your business is not using all of the six agreements described below, your intellectual property may be at risk of exposure or theft. (1) Non-Disclosure and Trade Secret Protection Agreements This …

Does Your Social Media Policy Violate the Law?

CMRS Law Employment Law

Employers are increasingly using social media policies to regulate what their employees say online in an effort to protect their company’s reputation.  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal agency that enforces the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) has found fault with several of these policies.  Many companies have walked the thin line between a policy …