Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Montana
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Jason S. Ritchie and William R. Dabney, Holland & Hart LLP.
- Montana recognizes written employment contracts setting out the duties of the employee and employer, and the terms and conditions of employment. See Employment Contracts.
- In Montana, restrictive covenants are disfavored and must be designed to protect legitimate business interests and to extend no further than is reasonably necessary to protect those interests. See Restrictive Covenants.
- Montana has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.