This document is a basic, short form agreement for the protection of confidential information of a company, to be used when engaging an independent contractor to provide or supply services.
This agreement is in addition to an independent contractor agreement between the company and the contractor. It may be issued with the independent contractor agreement at the commencement of the engagement.
There are employment agreements and other confidentiality agreements available separately (see complete suite of Employment Law precedents for various versions).
This document has been authored for Lexis Nexis and is authorised by Brooke Pendlebury, Principal, Pendlebury Workplace law, Sydney, and Kerryn Tredwell, Partner, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, Sydney.
This document is prepared with the assistance of Specialist Editor Justine Turnbull, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia.