Confidentiality Agreements

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    Fierce competition epitomizes today's global business environment. Companies strive to maintain every possible competitive advantage over their competitors. Similarly, they seek to ensure the maximum return from their investments -- whether in new products, new customers, or employee training. The loss of any of those advantages, no matter how...

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    Since Al Gore created the Internet back in the day, transferring large amounts of information instantaneously has become increasingly easier to do. The Internet, coupled with simple and inexpensive devices such as jump drives, has made it extremely difficult for employers to protect their confidential information. This article discusses the need...
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     Why should HR know how to draft noncompetes, confidentiality agreements, and other similar contracts? Because after years of non-enforcement, the courts are now taking these agreements more seriously. Some employers are now using noncompetes to their advantage: In June, a judge refused to dismiss a trade secrets suit filed by The Clorox Co....
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    Many employers prohibit employees from disseminating confidential or sensitive information to third parties outside the company. Having a policy that protects confidential data is undoubtedly beneficial in many respects. Strategically, it prevents priceless information from winding up in the hands of competitors. Legally, it can be...
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    A company worked hard to create a product, only to have it taken by high-level sales associates who started up a competing business. A court and a jury had little trouble finding that the disloyal employees appropriated their former employer's trade secrets and violated their agreement not to take its confidential information...
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    Fierce competition epitomizes today's global business environment. Companies strive to maintain every possible competitive advantage over their competitors. Similarly, they seek to ensure the maximum return from their investments - whether in new products, new customers, or employee training. The loss of any of those advantages, no...
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    Whew, you think. I finally got my electronic communications policy updated. Our employee handbook now covers all the bases: cellular telephone use, recording device use, Internet use, and e-mail use. You congratulate yourself on your efforts and sit back to enjoy a refreshing beverage as a reward for a job well done. As...
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    Whew, you think. I finally got my electronic communications policy updated. Our employee handbook now covers all the bases: cellular telephone use, recording device use, Internet use, and e-mail use. You congratulate yourself on your efforts and sit back to enjoy a refreshing beverage as a reward for a job well done. As...
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    Whew, you think. I finally got my electronic communications policy updated. Our employee handbook now covers all the bases: cellular telephone use, recording device use, Internet use, and e-mail use. You congratulate yourself on your efforts and sit back to enjoy a refreshing beverage as a reward for a job well done. As...
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    The image of a worker carrying a box of stuff out of an office building has become all too common lately. Whether it's a result of layoffs, termination for cause, or just a search for greener pastures, it's a given that today's employees are far more likely to change jobs more often than their parents or grandparents. When...
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