Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: North Carolina
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- In North Carolina, an employer and employee may create a contract of employment for a specified period tailored to the employer's needs and the employee's skill. See Employment Contracts.
- North Carolina courts enforce restrictive covenants if the terms are reasonable and necessary to protect certain business interests of the employer. See Restrictive Covenants.
- North Carolina has adopted a Trade Secrets Protection Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.