Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: West Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
- In West Virginia, contracts for employment greater than one year in duration must be in writing. See Employment Contracts.
- Restrictive covenants must be reasonable and limited in time and scope. See Restrictive Covenants.
- West Virginia has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.