Backdating is dating any document by a date earlier than the one on which the document was originally drawn up.
Under most circumstances, backdating is seen as fraudulent and illegal, although there are some situations in which backdating can be used in a legal and beneficial way, such as backdating a claim for a past period.
Where it gets trickier is if it is a new agreement it needs to deal with events that may have already occurred.
For example, if the employee has already disclosed information, how will that be dealt with?
The term “customer-provided documents” includes all those listed in the comment to # 1 above, including but not limited to RFP responses. No changes to the Company’s standard terms and conditions without prior approval from Legal.
This is an internal-controls requirement arising from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; it helps keep the Company from incurring material obligations without management approval.
On the other hand it also appears to be creating a false document, so, I don't know.