Trade secrets and internal information is becoming increasingly important in today’s economy. The rise of the information age means that companies increasingly rely on closely held strategies, propriety formulas or algorithms, and closely held data which is crucial to success. It is important that such information remain within a company and that it not be given to others. The use of confidentiality agreements, as a term of employment, can go a long way towards making sure such information remains in house. Our Santa Ana business law attorneys assist with the drafting of such agreements. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer. We also service Anaheim, Irvine, and the rest of Orange County.
Orange County lawyers drafting confidentiality contracts for businesses in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine and elsewhere
There are many reasons why California employers may want to have a written confidentiality agreement with their employees. These can include the worker’s exposure to sensitive or propriety technology, algorithms, software, or code. They may include the fact that the employee will be asked to work on a secret formula or to help develop a growth plan into a new area of business. Whatever, the reason, it is important to understand the need for the employee to keep the information secret in the event they choose to leave the company. A well-written confidentiality agreement can ensure that an employee does not disclose their knowledge to others by imposing potential penalties for their doing so. Having an attorney assist with the drafting of such an agreement can help to ensure that all possible issues are covered.
Our Orange County lawyers assist with the drafting of confidentiality agreements on behalf of businesses. We will work to gain an understanding of your company, the type of information it is that you need to keep secret, and the reasons why certain employees are being given access to the information. We will then draft an agreement which protects your interests in multiple ways. First, the agreement will be clear as to which information it is that is not to be divulged. Second, the contract will state the amount of time for which the information is to be kept confidential (if not indefinitely). Finally, penalties and ramifications will be spelled out in the event that the employee violates the agreement. You have worked hard to build your company. Now it is time to protect it. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.
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Santa Ana attorneys gaining an understanding of your business when drafting confidentiality agreements
No two businesses are alike and no two pieces of confidential information are alike. When drafting a confidentiality agreement for your business it is important that your attorney understand what makes the information special to your company. Our firm will take the time necessary to understand your business model and to craft a solution that meets your specific needs. Should you have questions then we will be available to answer them. We are ready to assist you.