However, all employees and consultants should sign a confidentiality agreement to protect the company`s trade secrets, financial information, customer and supplier lists, software code and other non-public information. Ideally, a company should have each employee sign and advise an agreement with all the provisions described above, but not all provisions should be in one document and some may be included in other documents signed by the employee or advisor. Employees or consultants who pose a low risk of starting a competing business or stealing from the company`s employees will likely not be required to sign a non-compete clause or a no-potency regime. If an employee or consultant is not engaged to produce intellectual property, personal property or other work products for the company (e.g.B. marketing or sales manager), it may not be necessary for that employee or consultant to sign an assignment of intellectual property rights. Effective ICAs confer intellectual property on the company and also contain confidentiality, non-establishment, and (in some cases) non-compete clauses (note, however, that in some countries, such as California, non-compete clauses are not applicable in these types of agreements and therefore should not be included). Inventions or intellectual property created by the worker before the beginning of his employment are removed from the assignment by this type of agreement. I`m interested in feedback from other current or former Amazon AWS employees: Does Amazon really impose these clauses? Does the company really have a culture that requires people to get written permission to hack into weekend projects? Do they claim inventions that employees make in their spare time? Also, I`m really uncomfortable with the idea that Amazon can claim inventions that I`m developing in my own time, on my own equipment, just because they overlap with something Amazon might want to develop. Amazon is a big company, so the reach of things they could explore or develop is pretty massive…

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