Day 8 – Julia Molloy NDA Non Compete for interior design firm employees

Day 8 – Julia Molloy NDA Non Compete for interior design firm employees


Hi there, this is Julia Molloy business expert for the interior design industry hope, you’re doing, well today Today, we are on day eight of our get organized program and Hopefully, you have been following, along and you have at the very first, day downloaded this design firm systems checklist Okay, this is important, we are Checked off a lot of these and we are on day eight, which if you should know is the Non-compete agreement, so we went over all of the the key roles of a boutique model firm and I wanted to Help, you along in terms of some of the structure that will be required to Bring on and manage and run that boutique model firm in, in terms of… Systems and like organizational things hard systems and soft systems confidentiality and non-compete agreement, don’t necessarily fall in line with, like office supplies and filing and job descriptions but I wanted to add it in Because it’s something that I find really important and it’s something that a lot of people don’t already have I’m not legal counsel so this is technically a legal document that you will have to have your Your attorney look Over make sure it’s appropriate and it covers all the bases and it’s comprehensive and appropriate for your state so I don’t i don’t Claim to be legal counsel, but this will definitely This is good this will get you started for sure okay? so one of the things I’ve, done with this doc is I have I’ve combined a couple things there’s Two, two, main things that I find are really important in a new hire and by the way this doc Needs to be signed unless you’ve already got these people on on staff there’s not much you can, do about it but When you’re, doing a hiring this Is something this document Was confidentiality non-compete this is something that you have them higher, sign, along with, their offer letter Okay, because there is argument and says, well I was already working there and I didn’t Want to get fired so I had to sign this thing That was a condition of employment but I was already working for them so it’s like it’s not You know it’s really hard to back up in court not that you really Generally are doing that but you Want it to be as binding as possible if you’re, gonna, bother doing it at all right so This, is something that basically says that Anything that happens at your company stays at your company all Documents all information all client all vendor photographs All digital records client lists reports notes data all that stuff drawings they all are property of the company and Is not to be shared or used or distributed or borrowed or anything without your express permission Okay, and it also says that they’re, not to divulge any information on the client And especially when you’ve got higher-end clients a lot of times those hiring clients and more celebrity level clients they’re, giving you an, NDA Anyway, a confidentiality rather Agreement, that their lawyer sent over I do that a lot, with, my clients because I’m working with Them I’ve got it I’ve got to sign these too but really it’s nice to put in protections that Your your employees aren’t allowed to talk about What happens with clients and our projects and even in your office with other team members or you And I have see I’ve you know, I work with, people all over the country and there’s a lot of small towns And so everyone kind of knows each other so if something happens in the office and then you go home and You, share that with your husband, which is a pretty natural thing to Do but in small towns your husband is golfing with, the Boss of the client you know I mean like it’s too Tightly, knit of a community for any of that kind of stuff to go out so Nothing what happens at Your company it’s like, vegas right what happens at your company stays at your company I don’t care I don’t care if you Want to talk about you just can’t and you send a document you signed a document before you got hired as a condition of your Employment, which makes it more binding. Okay so this is just kind of lays it out in in Its legal but it’s not too Intimidating it’s just a one pager so Certainly there is more extensive and your lawyer your attorney can certainly create a more extensive document but I felt like this, was a really nice You know not too intimidating, like a seven page NDA non-compete Document for them to sign prior to hire because it can, get kind of scary and it also says that they can’t like just leave and take all your clients and Offer their services to your client base, and that kind of thing, which can happen it does happen unfortunately so this is some protection And I just thought you might benefit from that if you’ve got one already you can Still download this and see if there’s anything in here that yours does not have So I just thought you might like it helped you on your journey so anyway that’s all I have to say on that And I hope you find it helpful okay and I will see you tomorrow, we’re gonna talk more nitty-gritty process flow, what are We doing tomorrow We are doing, oh? you’re, gonna like this one Well for those of you, who have this you know this is very common Just trying to help you out A little bit in terms of your team following Some rules and you know there’s a ton of roles and code of conduct and all of that stuff but, the One I’m bringing to mind and sharing with. You tomorrow. It’s probably the one that comes up the most often, and that is Your, cell phone texting instant messaging, social media and company time protocol That’s never, come up for you right no never Anyway, I will see you tomorrow. Thanks for joining me today and until next time be BOLD!!!

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