Michael P. Maslanka

  • Michael P. Maslanka
    Michael P. Maslanka is managing partner of the Dallas office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith. His e-mail address is mmaslanka@constangy.com. He is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He writes the “Work Matters” column for Texas Lawyer’s In-House Texas publication and records labor and employment podcasts that can be found at www.texaslawyer.com.

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September 27, 2012


Wow, this is not a good decision for employers that would certainly want some additional protections from employees that grab data and run. I assume wise employers will consider having more, if not all computer using employees, to sign confidentiality and work product agreements upon hire to at least provide for a clearer path to a positive judgment via breach of contract actions.

I suspect the decision will be appealed and we shall see whether the appellant court agrees with the Southern District of New Yourk's very narrow interpretation!

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