Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Maryland
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Randi Klein Hyatt, Kollman & Saucier, PA
- An employment contract sets out the duties of the employee and employer, and provides the employer with the opportunity to clarify the relationship. See Employment Contracts.
- In Maryland, restrictive covenants must be designed to protect legitimate business interests and cannot extend further than is reasonably necessary to protect those interests. See Restrictive Covenants.
- Maryland has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.