I had previously considered calling the original clause “the duration of the agreement” because the end of that period was the end of the contract. It`s a pretty standard setting, but the flat-out makes no sense. The contract is far from expiring. Instead, its main objective continues to be to limit the disclosure of confidential information. These commitments are more likely to continue for some time after the end of the NDA. You should consult a lawyer before breaking the conditions of an NOA. If you are bound by an agreement not to disclose trade secrets, it is possible that the language can be interpreted to cover all public statements about what is happening in the workplace, although it is not yet known whether this argument will be valid in court. If the NDA is a reciprocal agreement in which both parties have made confidentiality statements, both parties will likely be required to comply with all confidentiality obligations for a period after the end of the NDA, depending on the terms of the NDA. If the NDA is a unilateral or unilateral agreement and the dismissing party is the party that made the revelations, the general termination of the NDA is not a major problem, since the contract was concluded in any case in the interest of that party. Bills pending in legislatures across the country, including California, New York and Pennsylvania, would prohibit employers from requiring employees to sign agreements that prevent them from detecting alleged sexual harassment in the workplace. If a clause is not included in an NOA, the parties may imply that the NDA will be in effect indefinitely. A NOA without a clause is more common in an agreement where a relationship is in progress. Assuming that the NDA has a termination clause, all contractual obligations, as soon as a party terminates the termination of the contract, will expire on the termination date, unless the NDA contains a survival clause.

However, circumstances may vary depending on whether the information is considered a business secret when the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that disclosure of a company`s business secrets may be considered a commercial restriction. Note that after the termination date, the receiving party is no longer bound to confidentiality if information is received after the termination date. This provision applies regardless of whether the confidentiality clause continues to apply to confidential information received prior to the termination date. The parties had begun to meet to discuss the possibility of a licensing agreement, but after three meetings, the parties failed to reach an agreement and the NDA was terminated. If the party wishing to resign is the party who has received confidential information in a unilateral agreement, the receiving party, if properly formulated, remains bound by the obligation of confidentiality of the clause contained in the NDA.