Maria Riggio has worked for GED since 1997. She is the office manager, whose responsibilities include billing, accounts payable, staffing, payroll, and event planning.
B.A., Psychology, Stony Brook University
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In Cabesuela v. Browning-Ferris (1998) 68 Cal.App.4th 101, our attorneys, representing the plaintiff, won a published reversal of the trial court’s dismissal of the employee’s claims of wrongful termination in violation of public policy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Court of Appeal held that a claim of retaliation for an employee’s complaints of job-related safety does not require proof of actual unsafe conditions, but merely that the employee’s complaints were reasonable and made in good faith.
Unfortunately, there are too examples in recent years of current employees misappropriating and existing employees leaving with the employer’s trade secrets. In May 2007, two former Coca Cola employees were sentenced to prison for conspiring to ste…
Trade secrets are often touted as the lifeblood of a company. But, what are they? And, what are companies required to do to maintain their status as trade secrets? This blog explores those issues.
As defined, a “trade secret” is “information, i…