Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: New Jersey
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Beth C. Rogers, Law Offices of Beth C. Rogers, LLC
- New Jersey employers typically negotiate individual employment agreements only with high-level employees, but some industries require all employees to enter into employment contracts. See Employment Contracts.
- In New Jersey, restrictive covenant must be designed to protect legitimate business interests and to extend no further than is reasonably necessary to protect those interests. See Restrictive Covenants.
- New Jersey has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.