In Oklahoma, a non-compete agreement is used to ensure that businesses are able to keep their trade secrets and businesses practices away from competitors. They do this by having their employees, new hires, and key personnel sign a non-compete which would, in turn, promise that the employee will not work for a competitor for a period of time after their employment ends. Although strain may be placed on the employee after his or her employment, non-compete agreements must not put more strain the necessary on the employee, limiting its time, scope, and geographic restrictions.
Oklahoma Non-Compete Laws - Section 219A of the Oklahoma Statutes
According to Oklahoma’s laws regarding non-compete agreements, employers may not prohibit employees from working in the same industry. As long as the employee doesn’t solicit or conduct sales to any previous customers of the former company.