Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Hawaii
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Anna Elento-Sneed, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
- Termination of employees with written contracts will be governed by the terms of the express contract. See Employment Contracts.
- Noncompete, confidentiality and nonsolicitation agreements are permitted. Hawaii also follows the Uniform Trade Secrets Act with respect to trade secrets, except customer lists are not considered trade secrets. See Restrictive Covenants.
- Hawaii has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.