What is a duty of loyalty?

Minneapolis Employment Law Attorney, Thomas Marshall, discusses duty of loyalty.

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Minnesota recognizes a duty of loyalty for all employees and a lot of employees don’t think about that when they decide to leave to go work for someone else. The secrets that belong to employer the way they run their business or other things, their customer lists, things like that an employee’s not necessarily just free to take those with him. And employee owes their former employer a duty of loyalty to maintain their secrets, their former employer secrets even after they’ve left their employment. So if an employee tries to capitalize on that they might find themselves on the wrong side of a lawsuit for breeching their duty of loyalty.