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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Pennsylvania

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Christin Choi, Fisher Phillips

Summary

  • Employment contracts may be express, implied, verbal and/or written. See Employment Contracts.
  • Restrictive covenants are enforceable in Pennsylvania to the extent that they are reasonably necessary for the protection of the employer's protectable business interests. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Pennsylvania has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.