According to Gonzaga University`s study on the misappropriation of trade secrets over the past 50 years, it was found that former employees account for about 77% of all trade secret violations. The sole purpose of the Employee Confidentiality Agreement is to make it clear to an employee that they cannot disclose your trade secrets without authorization. Lawyers recommend that employers use such agreements before a worker starts their work. If the agreement is with a current employee, we advise you to give the employee something valuable that goes beyond the normal salary and benefits. This clause prohibits the employee from disclosing your trade secrets without authorization. It also requires the employee to protect trade secrets and show that you are serious about respecting trade secrets. .