So my manager called me in the other day because I didn't sign one of the company’s latest agreements they rolled out. I didn't sign because of the Intellectual Property paragraph. It goes as follows (this is just a clip):
"All inventions, ideas, concepts, written material and trade secrets produced during employment are property of Company X"
I remember reading something about this on ask slash dot and found the article.
I read through it, but nothing amazing jumped out at me. http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?s...thread&tid=187
Here is what is different the guy in article and me. I already work for the company; my manager already said if I didn't sign I was fired. I have not signed, and he saw where I was coming from and gave me a couple day suspension until I could contact HR. Honestly I am not working on anything at the moment, but who knows how long I am going to be working for this company.
Has anyone encountered this yet, and or overcome this. I do not want to get a lawyer involved because that involves heavy cost.