Are nondisclosure agreements ("NDAs") I've seen have been covenants of employment contracts. But are they just as valid and enforceable outside of an employment contract?
For example, an independent contractor who is hired for a one-time job? Or a contract in which one person pays for information from another, i.e. a snitch?
And, can NDAs contain a provision that if the party to the agreement reveals the terms of the agreement and what he told to a prosecutor or law enforcement officer, can the party be forced to return the consideration/compensation he was paid, even though he was compelled to break the NDA in a criminal investigation?
I know that NDAs can't prevent someone from revealing the content of his agreement in a criminal investigation. But if he does, is he liable?
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