Non-Compete and Restrictive Covenant Agreements

In Arizona, restrictive covenants are enforceable if properly drafted. Reasonable covenants not to compete will be enforced if reasonable in both geographic scope and duration (time). They must be properly drafted to be no broader than is reasonably necessary to protect the employer’s interest. When drafting a restrictive covenant agreement, employers must ensure that it is enforceable. Crafting an enforceable legal contract restricting the actions of employees during employment and after they leave a company helps a business protect valuable trade secrets. Businesses should consult with experienced employment counsel in considering confidentiality agreements, non-solicitation agreements and non-competition agreements to protect the value they have built. If you are an employer or an employee with questions regarding a restrictive covenant agreement, we can help you evaluate it to avoid an expensive dispute.

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