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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Oklahoma

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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

Author: Jonathan G. Rector, Crowe & Dunlevy P.C.


  • An employment agreement lasting for one year or longer must be written and signed in order to be enforceable. See Employment Contracts.
  • A covenant not to compete is valid in Oklahoma only insofar as it restricts a former employee from soliciting established customers of the employer. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Oklahoma has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.