Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Oklahoma
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jonathan G. Rector, Crowe & Dunlevy P.C.
- An employment agreement lasting for one year or longer must be written and signed in order to be enforceable. See Employment Contracts.
- A covenant not to compete is valid in Oklahoma only insofar as it restricts a former employee from soliciting established customers of the employer. See Restrictive Covenants.
- Oklahoma has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.