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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Oregon

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Joy Ellis and Kathryn Landes Ball, Garvey Schubert Barer


  • Oregon recognizes various forms and principles of employment contracts and agreements. See Employment Contracts.
  • Oregon has specific laws governing the enforceability of noncompetition covenants between employers and employees. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Oregon has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.