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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Arizona

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Authors: Franci G. Fealk, Paige A. Martin and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Arizona law does not provide any requirements for an employment contract, but does define when an employment contract negates the presumption of at-will employment. See Employment Contracts.
  • In Arizona, restrictive covenants must protect a legitimate business interest and must not restrict more than is reasonably necessary to protect those interests. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Arizona has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which protects employers against disclosure of their proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.