Confidentiality and Non-Complete Statements
We see many companies including Confidentiality and Non-Compete policies in their handbooks. This is a worthwhile practice, provided there are separate documents for each of these critical areas also provided to the employee for their signature at time of hire. A well written handbook will contain the words “….this handbook is not a contract, either written or implied”. You cannot therefore expect your Confidentiality and Non-Compete policies to be considered legally binding when only presented in the handbook.
David Lewis — AKA Mister HR