Enforcing Confidentiality Agreements

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Are Confidentiality Agreements Enforceable?

Many business require employees to sign confidentiality agreements to protect trade secrets and other information learned while working there. These agreements are typically enforceable, however some states require the agreements to be very specific regarding what information is protected and refuse to enforce agreements that are too broad.

What is Required to Make a Confidentiality Agreement Enforceable?

There are several issues that determine whether a confidentiality agreement is enforceable:

Do I Need a Lawyer?

The laws regarding confidetiality agreements can differ from state to state and be very complex. An experienced employment attorney can help you determine your rights under a confidentiality agreement or help you create an enforceable agreement. A lawyer can also help you obtain a remedy if your agreement has been breached and represent you in court.

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Last Modified: 01-22-2014 11:25 AM PST

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