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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Tennessee

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


  • Tennessee law will enforce contracts for a specific term, as well as oral contracts of employment if the terms are sufficiently definite. See Employment Contracts.
  • Tennessee courts will enforce restrictive covenants that are reasonable under the particular circumstances. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Tennessee has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act with some modifications. See Trade Secrets.