“Immunity from liability for the confidential disclosure of a trade secret to the government or in a court record: (1) Immunity – A person may not be held criminally or civilly liable for the disclosure of a trade secret – (A) by relying on a federal, regional or local official, directly or indirectly or a lawyer; and (ii) for the sole purpose of notifying or investigating an alleged infringement; or (B) or filed in a complaint or other document filed in connection with a dispute or other proceeding, where such filing is filed under seal. “New Jersey`s recent legislation, which prohibits confidentiality agreements as part of a transaction, will likely lead to more cases. In particular, dealing with the value of harassment is penalized, because an employer who pays an angry employee to stop a gratuitous lawsuit does not want to be faced with negative publicity resulting from non-essential claims. “HR will remain the first line of defense for the protection of trade secrets,” said Peter Steinmeyer, an attorney at Epstein Becker Green in Chicago. He said HR plays a crucial role, whether through confidentiality clauses or agreements, staff training or exit negotiations: in some countries, “job retention” is not a sufficient consideration to get existing staff to sign a new agreement. Employers in these jurisdictions would have to provide additional consideration, such as a salary increase or bonus, for the agreement to be enforceable. Employers are not wasting time exploring how to proceed, according to Thomas Muccifori, a lawyer at Archer & Greiner in Haddonfield, N.J. “We are inundated with calls from employers who are already asking what they need to do to change the changes they need to make to their confidentiality, confidentiality and non-competition agreements to comply with the DTSA,” he said. “The DTSA will have an immediate practical impact that will require employers to immediately amend their trade secret agreements.” The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) requires employers to label in their NDAs a language about a whistleblower`s right to pass on trade secrets to federal law enforcement authorities. . . .