Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Minnesota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Angela Rud, formerly of Lathrop GPM
- Employers seeking to protect confidential and proprietary business information may use confidentiality agreements in contracts extending an employment offer and/or request current employees to sign such agreements. See Employment Contracts.
- In general, Minnesota courts will not enforce employment agreements or other contracts containing noncompete provisions or contractual prohibitions against soliciting customers or employees in the absence of adequate consideration. See Restrictive Covenants.
- Minnesota has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.
- Minneapolis has requirements pertaining to employment contracts. See Local Requirements.