Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Missouri
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Daniel Press and Alan L. Rupe, Kutak Rock LLP
- Under Missouri law, to be valid an employment contract requires an offer, consideration and mutual acceptance and be for a set duration. See Employment Contracts.
- Missouri courts will enforce noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements if the agreements meet six requirements. See Restrictive Covenants.
- Missouri has adopted the federal Uniform Trade Secrets Act which protects trade secrets and provides remedies for their misappropriation. See Trade Secrets