How Does New Jersey Define a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

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As an employee, it is likely that you will encounter a non-disclosure agreement. This type of agreement is used to protect confidential information dispersed to individuals within a company. Read on and reach out to our firm today to speak with our dedicated and experienced New Jersey employment lawyers. We are on your side.

What is a non-disclosure agreement in New Jersey?

A non-disclosure agreement also referred to as an NDA, is a document that is used to guard sensitive data concerning a company and its clients. If you are an employee, it is likely that you will be asked to sign an agreement to guard confidential information. Some instances of this information include:

  • Client information
  • Trade secrets
  • Sales or marketing plans
  • Information about new products or services

How are NDAs used?

Typically, a non-disclosure agreement will be used if you are:

  • Starting a business relationship between an attorney and a client or a doctor and a patient
  • Business plans or plans for a new product
  • Sharing a trade secret
  • Upon supplying information to a reporter who is writing about the business
  • Upon hiring a new employee that will have access to confidential information

Am I required to sign an NDA?

In most cases, it is completely lawful to require your employees to sign non-disclosure agreements. In the event that your employer will be sharing trade secrets with you, supplying you with access to private information, including clients’ information, the company’s information, introducing plans for their business to you, and more, there is a high probability that an agreement is totally fine and even necessary in order to save their business.

Do not wait to reach out to an experienced employment law attorney at the Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. to discuss the details of your circumstances and your options.

What if I violate an NDA?

If you are seen violating a non-disclosure agreement, you will need to hire the services of a qualified attorney that can help you interpret the agreement you are signing. If you are caught violating an NDA, it is essential that you reach out to an attorney as soon as you can. Our legal team has the knowledge and experience required to ensure you and your future are protected.

It is in your best interest to reach out if you have any worries about NDAs or any other employment law matters, our New Jersey employment lawyers are on your side no matter what you are facing.

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The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you protect your future when so much is on the line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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