April 5, 2018

Cheryl Orr Quoted in SHRM on Nondisclosure Agreements

San Francisco partner Cheryl Orr was quoted in an article for SHRM titled “When Should Employers Use Nondisclosure Agreements?” Cheryl noted the importance of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to protect a company’s confidential information and trade secrets, both during the employee’s tenure and following his or her departure, stating that if a business decides to have an employee sign an NDA, it should make every effort to complete this process at the time of hire.

Cheryl also highlighted the importance of considering an NDA’s scope, stating that “[i]mproperly drafted or overbroad NDAs could be rendered unenforceable or expose the company to legal action…” She stressed that confidentiality provisions must be narrowly tailored to only protect confidential information, and that employers must draft NDAs with state and federal employment protections in mind. 

Read “When Should Employers Use Nondisclosure Agreements?”

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