Arizona Non-Solicitation Agreement

Updated December 15, 2021

An Arizona non-solicitation agreement is a contract that prohibits an employee from using an employer’s customers, clients, employees, and contractors for their own benefit. A non-solicitation is commonly signed by an employee as a method to protect the company’s human resources and customer lists.

Legally Enforceable in Arizona?

Yes, non-solicitation agreements are legally binding and courts have ruled that a term of three (3) years is appropriate (Amex Distributing Co. v. Mascari (1986)).

In addition, licensed physicians are protected as doctor-patient relationships. Therefore, medical specialists are prohibited from entering into a non-solicitation agreement that prohibits continuing to service past patients (Valley Med. Specialists, 982 F.2d at 1283 (1999)).