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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: California

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Alice Wang, Fisher Phillips


  • Employers that enter into written contracts with employees for various reasons should ensure that they understand and include certain provisions. See Employment Contracts; Restrictive Covenants.
  • Employers should take affirmative measures to safeguard its confidential, proprietary and trade secret information. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Los Angeles has requirements pertaining to employment contracts. See Local Requirements.