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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: South Carolina

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Meryl Gutterman, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.


  • Under South Carolina law, restrictive covenants will not be upheld unless they are reasonable in nature and scope. Only restrictive covenants that are carefully and narrowly drafted are likely to be enforced. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • The South Carolina Trade Secrets Act protects trade secrets and provides remedies for their misappropriation. See Trade Secrets.