Agreement Template / December 5, 2018 / Mabel Cooke
A good form will have some empty lines to write specifics about the job role in case the basic agreement doesnt cover them. Another benefit is the clear reduction in legal liability that a business can achieve by using a simple employment agreement template. When you have clear requirements for both parties written in a signed document this eliminates a lot of the ambiguity and costs associated with lawyers and courts if you are ever sued by a current or former employee (or worse yet the employees union). As long as the agreement follows the law and the employee was competent at the time of signing most courts will honor its terms. This can get you out of a very expensive situation! On the other hand a detriment of using a pre-written template is that it may not handle more complex jobs or specific types of contract projects where there are a lot of detailed deliverables.
Obviously a basic form contract is unlikely to cover all the bases for things like international joint ventures multi-level sales agency relationships or insurance services. These are agreements where the costs of an attorney are justified. Another downside to using an employment agreement template is the potential for building inflexibility into your business. In particular employment law changes may invalidate or make an existing agreement out of date. If you use the same job template for hundreds of employees and the law changes you may need to go back and have them re-sign new contracts. This wont always benefit the company though it is a small risk to take to get the significant legal protections afforded by even the simplest of contracts.
How do people try and alleviate this concern? 3. Description of Confidential Information. Well one way people try and get around the marking requirement is to provide a description of which information is confidential and which information is not. But people usually write such a wide ranging description that its hard to know what is or is not confidential. And if two parties sign multiple confidentiality agreements with each other then you usually end up with multiple overlapping definitions of confidentiality so you have no idea which agreement applies to which information nor whether certain materials fall under the agreement and other ones do not. 4. Exceptions. Whats the solution? The best move is to just say that all of the private information that you provide for the business purpose is confidential.