I thought it would be appropriate to post this separately; I apologise if it should have gone with my first query.
In my IC contract, the client ("employer") has specified a fixed "fine" to be paid to them if I, the contractor, violate terms of confidentiality. I do not foresee any breaches of confidentiality, but this item of the contract just looks a little fishy to me. Is it appropriate and legal, etc. I have reservations overall about signing with clauses like this included.
Thanks again for your help.