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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: New Mexico

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Kim A. Griffith, Quentin Smith and Barbara G. Stephenson, Sheehan & Sheehan, P.A.


  • New Mexico law requires parties to an employment contract to act in good faith with respect to the contract. See Employment Contracts.
  • Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are enforceable in New Mexico, so long as the restrictions are reasonable in duration and geographic scope. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • New Mexico has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which provides injunctive and other relief for misappropriation of trade secrets. See Trade Secrets.