Employment Law

Non-Competition and Trade Secrets

Causey & Howard’s attorneys work with employers to create policies, procedures and practices that will protect trade secrets and facilitate prosecution of a current or former employee if these secrets are divulged. In exchange for employment, individuals may be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. Laws regarding these agreements vary from state to state, but under even the best of circumstances they are valid and enforceable only if the restrictions are reasonable in length of time and geographic scope. We represent employers in the creation and enforcement of reasonable restrictions aimed at protecting them from unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets, including employers who need to sue former employees who have gone to work for competitors−for breach of the CUTA, of their non-disclosure agreements, of their non-compete agreements, or of other similar agreements. Conversely, we will help the new employer of an experienced employee−who is not disclosing a previous employer’s trade secrets and who is not in violation of a non-competition agreement−defend against allegations by a previous employer.

Employment Litigation

Causey & Howard’s attorneys represent employers in federal and state courts in both state and federal employment-based lawsuits. We defend employers in federal litigation under the employment discrimination laws as well as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and other federal causes of action related to the employer-employee relationship. In state courts, we represent employers in wrongful discharge actions and employment torts based on state law. We also have experience appearing in state and federal courts to seek or defend injunctions on behalf of our employer clients to prevent the compromise of trade secrets or unfair competition contrary to covenants not to compete.

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Causey and Howard helps clients involved with employment law in the Colorado “High Country.” Causey & Howard, LLC represents clients in Eagle County, Summit County, Clear Creek County, Lake County, Garfield County and Pitkin County including the towns of Aspen, Avon, Breckenridge, Dillon, Eagle, East Vail, Eagle-Vail, Edwards, Frisco, Georgetown, Glenwood Springs, Gypsum, Leadville, Silverthorne, West Vail and Wolcott.

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