AGREEMENTS AND COVENANTS PROTECTING LEGITIMATE BUSINESS INTERESTS
44-2702. Definitions. For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) "Key employees" and "key independent contractors" shall include those employees or independent contractors who, by reason of the employer’s investment of time, money, trust, exposure to the public, or exposure to technologies, intellectual property, business plans, business processes and methods of operation, customers, vendors or other business relationships during the course of employment, have gained a high level of inside knowledge, influence, credibility, notoriety, fame, reputation or public persona as a representative or spokesperson of the employer and, as a result, have the ability to harm or threaten an employer’s legitimate business interests.
(2) "Legitimate business interests" shall include, but not be limited to, an employer’s goodwill, technologies, intellectual property, business plans, business processes and methods of operation, customers, customer lists, customer contacts and referral sources, vendors and vendor contacts, financial and marketing information, and trade secrets as that term is defined by chapter 8, title 48, Idaho Code.
[44-2702, added 2008, ch. 295, sec. 1, p. 824; am. 2018, ch. 349, sec. 1, p. 823.]