If your employment with the company terminates, for any reason, you must promptly return to the Company all confidential documents and other materials that you have. You are not permitted to retain copies of any such documents or materials.
In addition, keys, sales promotional materials, lists, software and all other tools an employee would use should be returned. Upon acceptance of employment, some departments require new employees to sign an agreement to return tools or be charged the replacement cost for a new tool from their last paycheck or as a separate invoice billed to their home. An employee has 10 days to return and /or pay for tools that are not returned.
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