Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Mississippi
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Martin J. Regimbal, The Kullman Firm
- Mississippi recognizes employment contracts for a definite term, including verbal contracts. Putting terms of employment in writing also may alter the presumption of at-will employment. See Employment Contracts.
- Mississippi courts will enforce noncompete agreements, even when the only consideration offered by an employer is the employment itself or continued employment, as long as the geographic scope and duration of the agreement are reasonable. See Noncompete Agreements.