“Must an employee be paid to sign a non-compete?”
Sklover Working Wisdom
JANUARY 29, 2011
Question: Is it true that a non-compete agreement can only be enforced when the employee signing it is compensated for giving up their rights? I worked for a company as a 1099 independent contractor for several years. Then I was brought on as a W-2 employee, and the compensation remained the same. When I became a W-2 employee, I was required to sign a new and detailed non-compete agreement, but not compensated extra for signing it.