Non-Disclosure Agreements - Issue Crying Out for Congressional Investigation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Often, both employees and gig workers are required to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).   Another time, as part of a generous severance agreement during a mass layoff from a Fortune 100 corporation, I had to sign the NDA which prohibited sharing any information with the media.

Those Confidentiality Agreements We Have to Sign to Get Work - When Are They Illegal?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This lawsuit by a Google product manager about the company's allegedly illegal required confidentiality agreement will be closely watched. on-demand-economy workers and joint-venture partners are being mandated to sign broad and detailed confidentiality agreements.

Sample Agreement Documents

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Podcast: Speaker Contracts and Agreements | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Etiquette In Digital Era: What About Readers Pointing To A Typo, Missing Word, Agreement Error?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what some of the brandnames in digital media call those who make it their business to point to typos, a word missing although the meaning is clear, and lack of agreement between, say a plural subject and a singular verb. "Grammar Nazi."

Dialog vs. Divalog: Listening for greater impact as a speaker

Kate's Voice

When negotiating we assume agreement when we don’t have it. We often make the mistake of choosing the wrong communication approach. In conflict, we orate. When expressing a point of view, we need too much consent from the audience. We say we invite learning but we leave no opening for the other’s individual expression. We [.]. communication Expression listening vocal impact

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Smart Move, Well-Timed - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Take on Superhero Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Yesterday afternoon, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliff announced that it would no longer require any of its employees, including associates, to sign mandatory arbitration agreements."

2018 52

Create a safe space for group interaction

Speak Schmeak

Start with a group agreement Together as a group, create some guidelines on a flipchart that spell out the behavior you would like to see in the group. Make sure the group understands each point, and then go over each item asking for the group's explicit agreement.

2015 148

Stormy Daniels - Should She Be Scared of Big Bad Legal Wolf Charles Harder?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tacopino notes: "President Trump is reportedly seeking $20 million in damages from Stormy Daniels, claiming through his lawyer that the porn actress violated a nondisclosure agreement by speaking publicly about her alleged affair with the president."

2018 52

Drudge Report - The Trumpettes Already Busy, With 50 Days Still to Go Before First 100 Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Review and revise trade agreements. Negotiate directly with major corporations (there will probably be a lot more Carrier-like agreements concerning plans to outsource).

2016 65

You Got the Job! - Now, You Have to Understand What You're Really Getting Into

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fortune warns: Don't allow the bliss to distract you from the legal realities that agreement entails. A Google employee has filed a lawsuit against that company because of the comprehensive scope of its mandatory terms and conditions of the non-disclosure agreement.

2017 52

Leaks - Standard Tactic from Power Playbooks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many members of the media know that the supposed leaked copy of Roger Ailes' severance agreement was posted on the Drudge Report for a brief time.

2016 60

Me. on national TV?

Speak Schmeak

I can't really say much about the calls; one was mostly exploratory and the other ended in a confidentiality agreement. In the last week, I've gotten calls from two national TV shows about possible appearances.

2008 130

In Manhattan It Felt Like 100, In Arizona It Felt Like (and was) 104 - A society on edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When neighbors mouth platitudes, I nod my head in agreement. Yesterday, the added nuisance to life in Manhattan was the MTA power outage. That stopped or delayed subways. Today it was a temperature that felt like 100 degrees. Here in Arizona, it felt like and was 104 degrees.

2016 56

Mandatory Arbitration for Employees, Consumers - Look to CA's PAGA for Radical Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"More than half of non-union private-sector employers now make their workers sign mandatory arbitration agreements, and 30 percent of those include class-action waivers. And, guess what, the state isn't a party to that mandatory arbitration agreement

2017 52

Is the End of the NBA Lockout Near? Mike Bako on Al Jazeera TV

TJ Walker Interactive

What are the chances that the owners and players will reach an agreement before any more games and fan interest is lost. Daily National Sports Editor Mike Bako appears on Al Jazeera TV to discuss the latest news on the NBA lockout. Analysis Press Room mike bako NBA

COP21 - Making World Economic Forum At Davos Seem Yesterday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The goal is to hammer out international agreements which will slow down climate change. The 2015 Paris Climate Conference or COP21 is where the movers and shakers want to be seen. Its influence could make the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos seem so yesterday.

2015 56

Uber Price Cap = Good Public Relations, For Uber & NY AG Eric Sneiderman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It made that agreement with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. If that's what people have been thinking, they could be reconsidering after this agreement. In New York State, Uber will cap its taxi fare during emergencies and natural disasters.

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Drudge Report Captures World Frenzy Generated by "Pittsburgh, Not Paris"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The president contends the Paris agreement about the environment will result in loss of American jobs. With its sidebars on the left side of the news site, Drudge Report captures how unhinged the world is.

2017 52

Big Apple & New Year's Eve - Choose Between Uber Surge Pricing Or Cost of DUI Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As many Uber riders know, they usually "click" the agreement to surrender the right to litigation. Right now in the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit, issues related to Uber's surge pricing are pending. The case is "Meyer v. Kalanick."

Rider 56

Cover Letters - Unless You're Donald Trump.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the process, there could be typos, words with wrong spellings and lack of agreement between a plural subject and a singular verb. The cover letter is our first introduction to a prospective employer or client. First  First impressions count for everything.

2016 56

First session of Outstanding Presentations Workshop off to a great start!

PowerPoint Tips

Those are the handshake to indicate agreement or the too-pretty models to indicate employees. Carmen Taran led off the 7-session, free series with an amazing presentation entitled, “How authentic are your presentations?

2011 130

Game over? Accenture pulls out from sponsoring Tiger

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Accenture went the distance and pulled out entirely from its six-year sponsorship agreement with The Tiger. In America, to read the tea leaves, we follow the money.    Mixed metaphor maybe.    But accurate.      It's looking like game over for The Tiger.    We follow the money and the money is distancing itself. 

No Need to Worry about Oculus VR Rift Headset

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Dallas, Texas jury found that the Oculus head Palmer Luckey (therefore, Oculus VR) violated a non-disclosure agreement. Okay, Facebook announced earnings today. So, $500 million is, well, peanuts. In addition, the plaintiff was initially seeking $6 billion in this lawsuit.

2017 52

NORWALK HOUR: Good newspaper news in CT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  MEDIABISTRO.COM reports that at the NORWALK HOUR members of the Newspaper Guild and the newspaper have come to a tentative contract agreement.  Finally some good news on the newspaper front. 

Work

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The National Institute of Corrections (based in Washington, DC) has a solicitation for a cooperative agreement for someone to develop a quarterly publication for the organization. It will be called the “Corrections Mental Health Newsletter.&#. Know anyone who might be interested in applying for this? The deadline is Monday, August 29, 2011. Here’s a link for more information: [link]. Please feel free to forward the link to anyone who might be interested

Deloitte's Major Cyber Attack Involves Client Confidential Data - Branding in Crisis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Its chief of staff- David Noone-did not require that I sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). One of Deloitte's core competencies is providing clients with cyber security.

2017 52

Laurie Luhn's Alleges 20 Years of Sexual Harassment by Roger Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time, to receive the money, she signed a non-disclosure agreement. Back in 2011, Laurie Luhn received a $3.15 million settlement from Fox. That was allegedly associated with her contentions that then-head of Fox, Roger Ailes, sexually harassed her for years.

2016 56

Content-Creation - Betting on the Wrong Horse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement had emboldened those in the U.S. It was the Golden Age of litigation. Or at least one of them. to file lawsuits. On the state level, the one about lead paint against deep pockets such as Sherwin-Williams would run years and years. 

2017 52

USPS: Smart PR to broadcast financial pickle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nothing better paves the way to the request the USPS will make to Congress to toss collective bargaining agreements about jobs and benefits.  The United States Postal Service [USPS] got lucky. 

Ellen Pao - She's back, dishing the dirt in a book, and watchers wonder if this is rebranding or kiss of death

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The details of the publishing agreement, such as what she has been advanced, haven't been made public. It didn't take long for fallen tech player Ellen Pao to rebrand. Or try to. That was after she lost her gender lawsuit "Pao v. Kleiner Perkins."

2016 56

Point72 - Not the Way to Position and Package Hedgefund Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boies helped negotiate Cohen's agreement with the SEC that allowed him, after a two-year ban, to again accept funds from outside investors. Thanks in large part to superlawyer David Boies, former super hedgefund tycoon - Steve Cohen - is back in business.

2018 52

Juicero - Sometimes Manual Beats Out Tech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because of signing non-disclosure agreements, they cannot comment. Maybe, just maybe, manual is the way to just keep going. Forget about finding a tech "solution" for that process. For example, take turning a packet of fruit or vegetables into juice.

2017 52

Brad Pitt's Brand In Play - Hires Celebrity Lawyer Lance Spiegel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, the couple is known to have created a pre-nup agreement when they tied the knot 2 years ago. More and more becomes at stake in the Angelina-Brad split-up. At first, it just seemed like the legal issues would focus on the distribution of money.

2016 65

Steve Cohen 1, Preet Bharara Gone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cohen had been barred from that as part of the agreement his former firm SAC made with the federal government. In 2018, big-time investment player, Steve Cohen, will be allowed to manage external capital. Meanwhile, though, he himself had never been charged with a crime. Essentially, he was the big fish which got away when former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York was prosecuting alleged misconduct in the financial sector.

2018 40

Sheilla Linares - But For The Grace Of God, There We Go Off To 18 Years In Prison

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"As part of her plea agreement, Sheilla E. Linares, 22, admitted she was babysitting the boy [Thomas Castelleon II] Dec. 3, 2013, at her Fort Campbell, Ky., home along with her two young children and Thomas' 3-year-old sister.

2015 56

The Lawyers' Show - Last 16 Days of Roger Ailes at Fox News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One detail is that Ailes' severance agreement was drafted with a non-compete clause. It was lawyer Gerson Zweifach who called in law firm Paul, Weiss to investigate alleged sexual harassment at Fox News.

2016 61

"Home Alone" Allegedly Plays Out in Real Life - Not Laughing Matter for Jones Day Partner Locke McMurray

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Allegedly, Locke violated the divorce agreement. Way back when, the film "Home Alone" played with what could have been a tragic plot line. The family "forgets" a young boy. He is left home alone.

2016 56

Stop interrupting women speakers: Another episode

The Eloquent Woman

I’m not sure if I imagined it, but I might have heard a few murmurs of agreement. Kathryn Presner of Get Speaking! encourages women to get started in public speaking, particularly in tech, with web resources and workshops.

2017 83

3 Ways Your Emails May Damage Your Sales Results

SpeakerSue Says...

And we cannot reward points if the loyalty rewards number is not on the agreement. After reviewing your request with the hotel and verifying with corporate headquarters, reward points can be rewarded only when the Rewards number is included on the signed agreement.

2014 60