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Confidentiality Agreement Under California Law

These contractual safeguards are often found in the employment or self-employment relationship, in the context of an employment or contract contract, as well as in contracts concluded with sellers, customers or possible joint venturers or buyers during negotiations on the business relationship. 2. In the separate confidentiality agreement, insert a lawyer`s fee clause in favor of the winning party. In more than 20 years in this field, I have never seen an employee assert a breach of the confidentiality agreement. It is always the employer who claims that an employee has taken or used the employer`s confidential information. Therefore, the risk of including a lawyer`s fee clause in a separate, stand-alone confidentiality agreement is minimal. Some laws also provide a basis for the recovery of attorneys` fees.

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