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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Kansas

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Authors: Alan L. Rupe and Aaron Sauerwein, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Employment contracts are prevalent in some professions in Kansas and state law permits employees to bargain collectively through representatives. See Employment Contracts.
  • Kansas courts enforce restrictive covenants to protect an employer from unfair competition. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Kansas has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.