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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Maine

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Matthew Tarasevich, Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson


  • In Maine employment contracts set out the duties and terms of the employment relationship between the employee and employer and should be signed by both parties to be enforceable. See Employment Contracts.
  • In Maine, in order to be enforceable a restrictive covenant must extend no further than is reasonably necessary to protect the employer's legitimate business interests. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Maine has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.