Employee Confidentiality and Non-Competition Agreement; protect your company secrets and limit work for direct competitors



This agreement is for business owners to give to their employees (ideally at the same time the employment agreement is signed) to protect company products, trade secrets, client information, and other sensitive information. It also precludes the employee from working for or together with direct competition.

This type of agreement (which is also referred to as a non-disclosure agreement or “NDA”) is used before hiring an employee to protect company trade secrets and procedures. Employees can also sign this after they have been hired…so don’t sweat it!

About the Template:
This is an attorney-prepared agreement that is legally binding to the parties who sign it. This agreement has been tested and refined throughout our years of practice.

How to use it:
1. Download the agreement
2. Replace the highlighted text with your information
3. Review & make any additional changes
4. Export as PDF
5. Send to your prospective employee.

Although we are lawyers, the purchase of this form does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. We have worked hard on making instructions in an easy-to-read fashion. Please reach out if you need more information or have questions!

And please let us know how we can improve!

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