Q: Now that I've quit, do I have to sign Schedule B of the CIIA I signed when hired?
The CIIA has language specifically requiring me to sign Schedule B upon termination of employment. However, Schedule B has much broader language regarding non-disclosure. Other maybe relevant info: I was a manager. Schedule B was attached to the CIIA when I signed it. They aren't offering me anything to sign it. Am I obligated to do so?
Edit to add: The company is based in CA and the CIIA specifies governed by laws of CA.
You cannot be forced to sign it, but if you contractually agreed when you started with the company that you would sign it when you left, the company conceivably could claim breach of contract. No additional money is needed because the consideration was that they let you work there after you signed the initial contract promising to sign it.
Good luck to you.
A: You are asking this question of California lawyers while you are from Maine. Your question should be directed to lawyers from your state because California law may be different than where you live or work.
In general, the obligations and enforceability of post-employment agreements, such as non-disclosure agreements, can vary depending on various factors, including the language of the agreement and the laws in your jurisdiction. Whether you are obligated to sign Schedule B of the CIIA (Confidentiality, Inventions, and Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement) upon termination of employment would depend on the specific terms of the agreement itself.
It is advisable to carefully review the language in Schedule B and consult with an attorney to understand your rights and obligations. They can assess whether signing the schedule is required based on the terms of the agreement and the applicable laws in your jurisdiction. An attorney can also provide guidance on any potential consequences or implications of signing or not signing the schedule.
If you have concerns about the agreement or its terms, it is crucial to seek legal advice to fully understand your rights and options. An attorney can help you navigate the specifics of your situation and provide guidance tailored to your circumstances.
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