Tim Kratz and Kristen Baylis in our Denver office have reported on an important new law in Colorado, extending whistleblower protection to state employees who disclose confidential information in the context of reporting waste, mismanagement of public funds, abuses of authority or illegal and unethical practices to a designated “whistleblower review agency.”  To review the article, click here

This type of protection is in line with the whistleblower immunity provided by the new federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (to review our recent article regarding the new federal Defendant Trade Secrets Act, click here) and indicative of a trend placing limits not only on non-competition agreements, but also on the extent to which trade secrets can be protected.