“Are non-compete agreements binding on independent contractors?”
Sklover Working Wisdom
AUGUST 22, 2011
Question : I worked as a 1099 independent contractor, and not as an employee. I left there and I am now working for a different company, also as an independent contractor (not an employee.). A non-compete agreement (sometimes called a “non-competition” agreement) between a company and an independent contractor is presumptively binding and enforceable. I was paid no salary, but only commissions. While I did that, I also signed a non-compete agreement.