Employers should take steps to protect their intellectual property.
This property can be an unpatented invention, a client list, or a special food recipe. But having new employees sign an agreement to not disclose, reveal, or disseminate such property may not be enough. You must take steps to keep your information secret, such as by keeping it in a safe place and granting access only to certain employees. You must also ensure that the information is not available from other sources. Trade secrets might lose the protected structure if you inadvertently publish or reveal their secrets to the public.