Sometimes, your company's most sensitive information and assets end up in the hands of "outsiders." You bring in contractors or contingents for their highly specialized skills and entrust them so they can get the job done. But, exactly how much access to company information and property do you give them? In this economy that is recovering, you will have to compete for contractors, some of whom may demand to retain rights to or ownership of the work product. What measures should you implement to protect your company and the contractor during the project's entire cycle?
Join us for a webinar February 24 to help you sort out the simple and complex issues around copyrights, trade secrets and intellectual property.
Webinar: Contingent Workers, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Intellectual Property: What You Need to Know to be Effective
Date and Time: Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:00 am, PST
Sponsor: Tapfin, a Manpower Company
Moderator: Barry Asin, President, Staffing Industry Analysts
Guest Speaker: Eric Rumbaugh, Shareholder, Michael Best and Friedrich
When workers come and go, they take away -- and bring -- to their next job a lot of information. Sometimes this is legal, sometimes it isn't; and the problems created by the flow of information can be especially difficult in the case of contingent workers. This session will explain copyright, trade secret and intellectual property (IP) law so that you will leave with an understanding of what they can own, and what steps they can take to make sure they actually own it. We will discuss liability companies face if incoming employees, consultants or contractors bring information with them, as well as their legal options if workers take information away to their next jobs. This session will provide practical to-do steps that beginners and experts will be able to take to prevent legal liability and protect their company's assets.