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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Colorado

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Tareen Zafrullah and Taylor L. Haran, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Employment contracts in Colorado are subject to the statute of frauds and courts will recognize an express covenant of good faith and fair dealing in the employment context. See Employment Contracts.
  • Colorado has a statute that governs covenants not to compete and some covenants not to solicit that employers must comply with in order to enforce restrictive covenants. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Colorado courts have described factors for employers to consider when analyzing whether an employer's information is a trade secret. See Trade Secrets.