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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Alabama

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Randall Scott Hetrick, Adams and Reese LLP


  • Through written contracts, Alabama employers may require certain employees to comply with reasonable post-employment restrictions on competition with the employer or on solicitation of the employer's customers. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Alabama has enacted the Alabama Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.