“Must an employee be paid to sign a non-compete?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

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. On the other hand, such states as Pennsylvania and Delaware do not.