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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Arkansas

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Authors: E. B. Chiles IV, Cameron C. McCree and Amber Davis-Tanner, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC


  • Arkansas will enforce employment contracts whose terms are sufficient to demonstrate the mutual assent of the parties. See Employment Contracts.
  • Arkansas does not favor the use of restrictive covenants, but under certain circumstances, such agreements will be enforced. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Arkansas has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which protects employers against disclosure of their proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.