Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: District of Columbia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Taylor L. Haran, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Employment contracts are classified by how they can be terminated, which is determined by the intent of the parties. See Employment Contracts.
- The District of Columbia prohibits employers from requesting or requiring an employee working in the District of Columbia to agree to a noncompete agreement or policy. See Restrictive Covenants.
- The District of Columbia has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.