Tech Firms Try to Muzzle Workers With NDAs, SEC Tipsters Say

Some top US technology companies are forcing workers to sign allegedly illegal labor agreements, according to complaints filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, despite years of enforcement by the agency against the practice.

Firms, including an Apple Inc. subcontractor, Electronic Arts Inc. and Block Inc. improperly used non-disclosure agreements that prohibit workers from reporting bad behavior to the SEC, according to tipster complaints viewed by Bloomberg News that were filed with the agency by law firm Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto LLP. The contracts, which ban employees from sharing confidential information with any outsider, don’t include an exception for alerting regulators.

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