Questions tagged [non-disclosure-agreement]

A non disclosure agreement are the terms two parties agree on that specify not to pass information of the project to outside parties.

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Afraid of confidentiality agreement; will I be breaking it? [closed]

I signed a confidentiality agreement with a company that was for an unpaid "job". I quit with them and now had some innovative ideas I had to share with them on past projects I couldn't do before. ...
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Non-disclosure agreement in a small business

If a company hires me and tells me to work on my own laptop, and then makes me sign a non-disclosure agreement: who owns my code? do I get to re-use it? what exactly falls under the scope of the non-...
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My employer signed an NDA on my behalf

I work for the US government in a research facility. I basically cannot sign anything on my own and definitely am not allowed to sign an NDA without written authorization from my supervisor. Yesterday ...
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Applying for a job with my customer when there is an NDA?

My employer, "company A", has me on an unjust PIP. I am applying for other jobs. A customer of theirs has an open position which is similar to mine. I have done work for that customer (while at ...
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Interviewing - Non Solicitation with third party firm

I applied for a job with a firm, and went through a technical phone interview. It turns out that the position is for a second company, and I would work as a contractor from the initial company. ...
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Asked to disclose employment, but it's non-public

Some time ago, I was asked in a job application to disclose whether I was at the time employed by a certain entity. Yes I was. It was critical that it not be known publicly that I was working on a ...
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NDA agreement for interview task

I've had an interview with an ad agency and they've asked me to sign a NDA before I do an interview task. Now, I understood this was to protect their clients which I believe are somewhat secretive ...
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Can I use NDA materials to force my employer to pay my salary if I haven't signed NDA agreement? [closed]

I've been working with this company for a quite some time, we don't have any formal agreement, I haven't signed anything. At the same time among our clients were some really big and well known ...
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Company may not let me tell my coworkers about my resignation

I will soon be resigning from my position at a company I’ve been with for 5 years. In the past, I have seen some (not all) employees who resigned from the company immediately get escorted out the ...
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Why the strict confidentiality clause in a severance agreement? [closed]

I've just left a job, and I am considering the severance agreement offered by the company. If I sign the agreement, I would get another two weeks' salary, on top of the two weeks' salary they have ...
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Does an NDA preventing me stopping doomed project? [closed]

Worked in research at a biotech company. I worked with a team of 20 for about 18 months on a promising novel technique. At that point we concluded that the technique wasn’t going to work. The project ...
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Franchise business failed due to franchisor fraud, NDA signed, how to list on resume / linked In

I recently took a chance to started a franchise business on the side of my normal job. During the course of the franchise myself and other locations became aware of fraud being committed by the ...
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Is it normal for NDA to disallow disclosure of personal opinion about the company? [closed]

The NDA I will have to sign contains a part about disallowing any public disclosure of personal opinion about the company and some company related things during employment and indefinitely after ...
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The Ownership and future of a system developed before I began working for the company

So I work as a Junior Software Developer for this company. During the interview process for this company I had to show the software that I had previously developed. I had developed a system (Web ...
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A moral dilemma - how to provide code sample for a new application given restrictions from current employer? [duplicate]

I would like to change employment. As part of the application process the new prospective employer would like me to provide a code sample. I cannot provide any of my work as that is proprietary and/or ...
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Confidentiality Agreement - Costs of the Company [closed]

My confidentiality agreement covers costs of the company as confidential information. Would that normally include my own salary? Are there any guidelines on this? (A) Confidential Information means ...
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Employment Non-disclosure Agreement

I am considering changing positions, so I went to an interview and they liked me. That's it. Now here is the problem, I asked them to see the contract of my employment, and they said that I first ...
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Contacting an ex employee of a potential client

There is a certain company that I want to try to sell my product to, but this company has somewhat of a monopolistic position in my market. Therefore I want to make sure I approach this in the right ...
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Is this 3 years NCA reasonable for a 3 month contract?

I am a fresh graduate in state of Michigan, and I have received an offer letter with 65% the market salary, along with a Confidentiality & Non-Competition Agreement that I need to sign. The ...
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Mention in the cover letter that I've done contractor work for the company

In my last job (no longer working there) I signed an NDA at a client's request. Can't talk about anything related, can't even mention the client's name[1]. Now I want to apply for a job opening in ...
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How to Handle Family/Friends asking about Classified Job

I recently got a new job at a large company's R&D department, and a lot of what I do is considered sensitive information to the company. Since getting the job and updating LinkedIn, a number of ...
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How to express that a non-disclosure agreement forbids you from listing work samples in an application

When applying for a job, how do you express that a current work contract forbids you from listing those projects in a portfolio (and consequently, there is no items in your portfolio for the time of ...
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My employer wants me to a sign an NDA that is backdated more than 2 years

I've worked at my current employer for a little more than seven years. We're a small startup of about 20 employees. At the beginning of 2014, we started a new project that I was and still am involved ...
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How to handle a “we own everything you do” clause?

I started a new job yesterday and was given a document titled '[Company] Non-disclosure Agreement'. Hidden in that document is a clause stating that everything I do, on or off company time, is owned ...
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Applying for jobs, new company wants to see source code that I don't have access to any more

In recent job interviews, companies want to see the source code that I've written in my previous projects, to check my skills. I would be happy to do this, but in most cases, I can't! Either I'm ...
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Can I sell my business idea in exchange for a job at the company that might be interested in it? [closed]

Me and my brother have an idea for a brand new product that would solve one widespread problem among the smartphone users. But due to the fact that we don’t have required resources and opportunities ...
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Possible intellectual property theft issue for a web application [closed]

About a year ago, I started working for a company (I'll call them Company A) and helped develop a web application for them. Eventually, my manager asked me to make changes to the application for ...
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Do I need to sign an NDA? [closed]

I applied for a job, worked there for one day and left again. I did not sign a contract yet and I'm not getting paid for my one day of work. Now they are asking me to sign an NDA. Am I legally forced ...
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How does a non disclosure agreement work in practice?

I can see this happening if I ever get hired by a competitor in the near future. I can't get into the details, obviously. I see a current problem now that we have solved when I was with the ...
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Is it a common practice to sign an employment-agreement with life-long obligations?

At my current workplace I am being offered to sign an employment-agreement which has a life-long consequences. Specifically it says that even after the termination from the workplace I will still have ...
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Can you show an NDA to a new employer? [closed]

As an independent contractor for an American client I signed an NDA. I'm not American and I was unfamiliar with NDAs up to that point. Now I've applied to employee positions with competitors (I didn't ...
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Etiquette regarding interviewing with a competitor

I'm currently at Company ABC working in a technical role on a short-term contract position. It's a nice job, I like the kind of stuff I get to do, and there's a good chance I can go full-time soon. ...
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Pre-interview NDA

Someone has already asked something along these lines here: Is it normal to be asked to sign an NDA before an in person interview? I’m in a similar situation, except I’m being interviewed by a ...
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Show Contract Work to Potential Employers Under NDA

I'm seeking a full-time position as an iOS Software Engineer. I'm currently finishing a contract to build an iPhone app for an individual. Because the market this individual's app is penetrating is ...
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NDA/non-compete disclosure to new employer

I'm pretty naive and new to all of this legal stuff and it seems like I'm learning the hard way about all of it. I signed a confidentiality/non-compete/non-solicitation at a previous employer, and was ...
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Is it okay to reveal interview questions to your friends?

I recently got an offer from one of the bigger technology companies (a publicly traded fortune company). On glass door I see people saying that they cannot share the questions that they were asked ...
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Is negotiating a severance package that includes my signing a NDA OK? [closed]

I've worked for my company for just under 10 years and until about the last year I would say it has always been pleasant and all levels of management have been open. Over the last few years the ...
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Can interview NDAs be abused by requiring me to provide burdensome / impossible documentation for subsequent work? [closed]

I am a lifelong academic. Recently I requested a job interview at a tech company doing commercialization of some of the research in my field, and they sent me an NDA to sign (we're in the US). From ...
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Severance package agreement changed midway through process [closed]

Hi everyone I find myself in an interesting position and would appreciate any help. The basics are that I am being laid off and offered a severance package. The difficulty is that in July I was ...
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How to mention project names on CV where name can't be disclosed due to non-disclosure agreement

As the title pretty much says, how should we mention a project name on a resume or CV where the actual name can't be revealed due to a non-disclosure agreement. Funny it may sound, while the ...
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NDA - Invention after termination of engagement [closed]

I'll have to sign an NDA as part of a job as a consultant. The job is only for a few weeks, yet the NDA states something along the lines of "any invention that was made 1 (one) year after contract ...