The confidentiality agreement is in many ways the equivalent of a non_disclosure agreement in that it is intended to protect the company from the loss of any confidential information or intellectual property. While the two agreements may be similar in nature, you will find that the major difference between the two are the penalties should an employee breach the contract and divulge any confidential information. The more serious penalties are reserved for a confidentiality agreement and can result in criminal lawsuits and very large fines if not prison sentences.
Partner Compensation_ This is with regards to the skill set or manual labor brought in by a partner to the business. It may be likened to an employee compensation, wherein the person is paid for the service he or she renders to the business. If the partner is also the operations manager, the compensation for that job position should be clearly established in the partnership agreement.