“Must an employee be paid to sign a non-compete?”
Sklover Working Wisdom
JANUARY 29, 2011
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. In some states, courts hold that “continued employment” of the employee by the employer is the necessary “consideration” in a non-compete agreement. On the other hand, such states as Pennsylvania and Delaware do not.