Employee Non Disclosure Agreement

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General Information ..................................................................................................................................... 2


Checklist ........................................................................................................................................................ 3


Step-by-Step Instructions.............................................................................................................................. 4


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                                        General Information


       Non-Disclosure Agreements are used to protect entity’s (person or company) valuable
information from being disclosed to other parties. These documents are used in many different
industries, where ever there is valuable business information to protect. By using this agreement
you can keep your valuable information safe.         This particular form is a Non-Disclosure
Agreement from a company and an employee.


       Using an Employee Non-Disclosure Agreement is a great way for the company to keep
their valuable and proprietary company information confidential. The information could be
anything owned by the company; business plans, formulas, manufacturing secrets, ideas,
innovations, customer lists and more.


       Before entering into a Non-Disclosure Agreement, it is important to check that the
information you are protecting is not considered to be in the public domain already. The concept
of public domain is quite broad, if you have told someone about your idea or written about it, it
may be considered public domain already.


       It is a good idea to make some effort in ensuring that your information is protected in
other ways as well. If the matter ever went to court for instance, the court would look not only to
the fact that a Non-Disclosure was in place, but how the information was protected in other
ways. If it is common knowledge around the office, it could be argued that the information was
already disseminated. Locking up plans, blueprints, formulas, etc. is also helpful.


   There are five key elements that need to be present in a good Employee Non-Disclosure
Agreement.


      Having a good definition of the confidential information to be protected;
      Mentioning anything that is not under the Non-Disclosure, if applicable;
      What are the obligations of the web designer?
      How long will the agreement be in effect?


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Checklist


      Check and make sure that all information to be protected is mentioned in the Agreement;


      This Agreement required legal consideration to in order to be valid. Consideration is the
       exchange of something of value between the parties;


      Both parties should sign the agreement and retain a copy for their records;


      This agreement must also be signed in a the presence of a witness, and the witness must
       sign the document as well;


      Laws differ from state to state so it is always a good idea to check with the laws of your
       particular state;


      If you have any questions or concerns it is recommended you seek legal advice.




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Description: Helps to protect your company's valuable, confidential information. A must before hiring any employees who will be exposed to your company's trade secrets or business practices.
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