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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: New Jersey

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Beth C. Rogers, Law Offices of Beth C. Rogers, LLC


  • New Jersey employers typically negotiate individual employment agreements only with high-level employees, but some industries require all employees to enter into employment contracts. See Employment Contracts.
  • In New Jersey, restrictive covenant must be designed to protect legitimate business interests and to extend no further than is reasonably necessary to protect those interests. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • New Jersey has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.