Nondisclosure Agreements

Restrictive covenants within many employment contracts contain non-disclosure agreements placed on employees. They are also known as a confidentiality agreement, confidential disclosure agreement, proprietary information agreement, or secrecy agreement. These agreements restricts access to shared idea, trade secrets, confidential company material, formulas or knowledge to the privileged parties, such as employer and employee, not to be shared with third parties or the public. This law is in place to protect a company, owner, or inventor's financial assets related to what makes their services unique and in demand.

Employees are usually required to sign the contract in agreement to its terms, however it must have the following to be fair to the employee who signs it:

  • Reasonable in scope of restrictions;
  • Provide a time limit period; and
  • Provide a geographic area limit.

Knowing what you may have agreed to can be found in the signed copy you may have been provided or as employer provided. In either case, whether you feel you are a victim or violated an agreement, it is imperative that you seek legal help. Proving your case with proper evidence or through lack of evidence is critical to all charges brought forth and requires solid proof of damages.

If you are unsure about your situation seek professional help from our attorneys at The Zoldan Law Group. They can give you strong legal advice and guide you through the entire legal process. Contact us today at 480-442-3410 for a consultation.