Should you be asking your employees to executive restrictive covenants to prevent them from exploiting your intellectual property, or luring away your customers or co-workers for the benefit of your competitors? Many employers answer this question with a yes. In the US, restrictive covenants are governed by state law, which can vary widely by state. Several US states have specific statutes that specifically address the enforceability of restrictive covenants (eg, California, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin). But most regulate restrictive covenants thru common law. This article provides a basic overview of some of the key legal considerations in using these agreements, click here to read more.