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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Vermont

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Heather Rider Hammond, Gravel & Shea PC


  • In Vermont, an employment contract must be signed by both parties and will be enforced according to their terms. See Employment Contracts.
  • Restrictive covenants in Vermont are enforceable, but must be carefully designed to protect legitimate business interests, and must be reasonable in scope and duration. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Vermont has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.