Updated on December 7th, 2022
An Oklahoma non-solicitation agreement prohibits an employee from hiring, recruiting, or otherwise professionally engaging with the customers or employees of their former employer. This type of restrictive contract can be presented to any employee or independent contractor when the employer enters into a business relationship with them. After the relationship between the parties is terminated, the employer is protected against losing valuable clients and staff, which would damage their revenue, goodwill, and overall competitive advantage.
- Statutes: Title 15, § 219A and § 219B
- Legally Enforceable?: Yes, Oklahoma courts of law will enforce non-solicitation agreements in accordance with the abovementioned state statutes (Inergy Propane v. Lundy, 219 P.3d 547 (2009)).
- Requirements (§ 219A and § 219B): In order to be valid, non-solicitation contracts non-solicitation contracts can only prevent an employee from selling goods or services to the employer’s established customers, or directly or indirectly soliciting their current employees and contractors.
Related Forms (2)
Oklahoma Non-Compete Agreement – A contract that can be used to prevent unfair competition between parties who are dissolving a partnership or entering into a business purchase agreement.
Oklahoma Non-Disclosure Agreement – Prohibits the misuse and dissemination of valuable trade secrets that have been shared between two (2) parties.