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Today’s reader question is one I see a lot. No one wants to reinvent something if they don’t have to. Our time is too valuable. Finding good and reliable resources can be time consuming.
I’ve been following HR Bartender for a long time. Do you have any resources regarding employee non-disclosure agreements?
Great question! I think the answer has two parts. First, there are several resource providers that specialize in employee forms, templates, sample documents, checklists, etc. Here are a few to check out:
If you’re a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), they have a sample confidentiality policy, confidentiality agreement, and non-disclosure of information and assignments agreement in the HR Forms section of the website. There are other forms available including ones related to COVID-19.
Our friends at JotForm offer employee forms as well. Some of the forms they offer include ones related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as performance reviews and exit interviews. JotForm also allows you the flexibility to edit their forms to create something that fits with your organization’s needs.
Last but certainly not least, our friends at HRdirect offer employee forms. They have everything from Affordable Care Act (ACA) to Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) to remote hiring forms. HRdirect promotes that all their forms have been reviewed by an attorney for compliance.
And the attorney review piece is the second part of this answer. There are many great resources to gather information. We can use forms and templates as creative inspiration to design something that fits our organization’s needs. But if we change a form, it’s important to get a legal review to make sure we’ve maintained compliance.
Hopefully, these three resources will be helpful to you when you’re looking for a form, template, sample policy, or checklist. Just remember the importance of maintaining compliance with any resource you’re using.
I’m a big fan of using existing resources for creative inspiration and sharing the resources I know work well. If you’re out on Facebook, the Evil HR Lady group is a great community that frequently shares resources. But again, please remember do your diligence so your forms stay current and compliant.
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