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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: New Hampshire

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Christine P. Corrigan, CPC Writing Services


  • Although employment in New Hampshire generally is presumed to be at-will, New Hampshire law recognizes a claim for promissory estoppel. See Employment Contracts.
  • Under New Hampshire law, courts will enforce restrictive covenants if the restraint is reasonable under the particular circumstances. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • New Hampshire has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. See Trade Secrets.