Option Agreement. You will vest in 25% of the option shares after 12 months of continuous service, and the balance will vest in equal monthly installments over the next 36 months of continuous service, as described in the applicable Stock Option Agreement. Eligibility for equity compensation and/or participation in any stock option plan shall not be construed as any assurance of continuing employment for any particular period of time.
All forms of compensation paid to you by the Company are subject to reduction to applicable withholding and payroll taxes and other deductions as required by law.
4. Employee Inventions Assignment and Confidentiality Agreement. As a condition of your employment, you are required to sign and return the attached Employee Inventions Assignment and Confidentiality Agreement (EIAC Agreement). Your execution of this letter shall be deemed to be your agreement to and acceptance of the attached EIAC Agreement even if for any reason you do not sign such EIAC Agreement.
5. Employment Relationship. Employment with the Company is for no specific period of time. Your employment with the Company will be at will, meaning that either you or the Company may terminate your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. Any contrary representations that may have been made to you are superseded by this offer. This is the full and complete agreement between you and the Company on this term. Although your job duties, title, compensation and benefits, as well as the Companys personnel policies and procedures, may change from time to time, the at will nature of your employment may only be changed in an express written agreement signed by you and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
6. Outside Employment and Competitive Activities. In the event that you are initially employed as a full-time employee, or at some later date become employed as a full-time employee, during the period of your full-time employment, you are required to devote your full-time, best efforts to the interests of the Company. In the event that you are initially employed as a part-time employee, or at some later date become employed as a part-time employee, during the period of your part-time employment, you are required to devote your best efforts to the interests of the Company. Regardless of whether you are a full-time or part-time employee, you agree that you will not, without the prior written consent of the Company, engage in, or encourage or assist others to engage in, any other employment or activity that: (i) would divert from the Company any business opportunity in which the Company can reasonably be expected to have an interest; (ii) would directly compete with, or involve preparation to compete with, the current or future business of the Company; or (iii) would otherwise conflict with the Companys interests or could cause a disruption of its operations or prospects. Violations of this paragraph include but are not limited to the direct or indirect, ownership, management, operation, control, employment by, or participation in the ownership, management, operation, or control of any business that is in any way involved with research, development, consulting and, or sale of commercial products within global life sciences markets. Excepted from this provision is ownership of not more than 10% of the outstanding shares of a publicly traded corporation.
7. Non-Interference. You understand that the Company has invested substantial time and effort in assembling its present staff and personnel. Accordingly, you agree that during your employment with the Company and for one year after the termination of such employment for