Non-Disclosure Agreements In Washington State

  It’s common for employers, both in Washington State and elsewhere, to have their employees sign non-disclosure agreements. Related: 9 Contracts Your Business Should (But May Not) HaveThe purpose of these agreements, which may take the form of either a clause in an employment contract or a stand-alone agreement, is to protect an employer’s confidential information and trade secrets.As with most contracts, when it comes to creating an employee non-disclosure agreement, there’s the right way and then there’s the risky way. This post will put you on the path toward doing this the right way.Identify Only What Needs To Be ConfidentialThe starting point for creating an employee non-disclosure agreement is to identify what information is protected.If you’re an employer, you’ll be tempted to define “confidential information” as broadly as you can. The way some…

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