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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Florida

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Jolee Land, Phelps Dunbar LLP


  • Employment contracts are enforced in Florida and typically contain provisions governing the terms of employment. See Employment Contracts.
  • Restrictive covenants, including noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, that are reasonable in time and scope generally will be enforced. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • The Florida Uniform Trade Secrets Act (FUTSA) protects against the misappropriation of trade secrets. See Trade Secrets.