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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Delaware

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • An employee who wishes to establish the existence of an employment contract, express or implied, bears the burden of proof. See Employment Contracts.
  • Delaware courts will enforce a noncompete agreement under certain circumstances. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Delaware has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information, including misuse of computer information. See Trade Secrets.