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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: North Dakota

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Authors: Joel Fremstad and Lynn Block, Fremstad Law

Summary

  • In North Dakota, an employment contract to render personal service cannot be enforced against the employee beyond two years. See Employment Contracts.
  • North Dakota has laws specifically governing the enforceability of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements between employees and employers. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • North Dakota has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.