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Tesla Forced Staff to `Renew Their Vows’ After Leaks to Media

Oct. 10, 2018, 8:21 PM

A Tesla Inc. confidentiality document that’s facing a legal challenge by the National Labor Relations Board originated as a response to several leaks of internal information to news organizations two years ago, an executive testified Oct. 10.

“September 2016, we kind of had this bubbling up of many leaks,” Jonathan Chang, Tesla’s legal vice president, said during an NLRB trial in Oakland, California. “You have another leak, and you’re like, ‘Jeez, another one?’”

Chang said that Tesla’s general counsel asked him to draft a confidentiality acknowledgment document “to remind our employees what their obligations are, and have them renew their...

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