“Must an employee be paid to sign a non-compete?”
Sklover Working Wisdom
JANUARY 29, 2011
I worked for a company as a 1099 independent contractor for several years. On the other hand, such states as Pennsylvania and Delaware do not. Interestingly, though, Pennsylvania and Delaware courts do view either (a) a promotion, or (b) any increase in compensation, to be sufficient consideration for a non-compete agreement. 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?