Potential Blind Spots In Your Non-Disclosure Agreements

The non-disclosure agreement, or NDA, is an important tool for many businesses. A properly organized, signed NDA helps protect the company’s intellectual property, such as inventions, new business ideas, financial and marketing data, and other confidential or proprietary information.

The NDA document itself may be fairly straightforward. The essential elements (parties, definition of confidential information, confidentiality obligations, exceptions, and terms of the agreement) can often be listed in a few pages. Don’t let the relative simplicity of an NDA lead you to overlook these blind spots.

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Employment Contracts Must Attract Talent, Not Eviscerate Innovation

The days of individuals committing the bulk of their working years to just one company are long behind us. Employees and laborers currently in their 40s, and the younger generations following them, are far more likely to jump from one employer to the next over the course of their lifetime. On average, these employees will spend two to four years working at each place, and many of these folks end up working for ten or more different companies or organizations.

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