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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Montana

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Authors: Jason S. Ritchie, 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.