Image of man with briefcase in front of law books. ADP’s lawsuit alleges that Benefitfocus is a direct competitor and that it will “benefit from Levin’s knowledge of ADP’s proprietary Information.”

Trade secrets in the benefits technology space?  Indeed, as the demand for new tools and services in the benefits administration and HRIS space grows, the competition is heating up, and the market leaders are keen to keep sensitive information close to the vest.

Last week, benefit software company Benefitfocus announced the appointment of Matthew Levin as its new CEO, a move that Levin’s former employer, ADP, is not particularly happy with. ADP is suing to keep Levin from assuming the role.

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