Non-compete enforceable for 1099 contractors?
February 9, 2012 1:57 PM Subscribe
Where can I find the best information on how enforceable a non-compete agreement may be in a 1099 situation? The trick: I don't have a copy of the agreement that was signed.
posted by slo to law & government (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Can a company enforce a non-compete agreement if 1) the parties signing are not all employees and 2) there was no additional consideration paid outside of the normal 1099 payments? My friend is working on a project for a company that is not going well. My friend would like to potentially take aspects of that project and develop a business on his own, but the company made him sign a non-disclosure and non-compete at the start of the project. All the people developing the project signed at once (some employees, some outside contractors). He never received a copy, and asking for one now would raise suspicions. Is there a way to research how people in this situation have countered non-competes in the past? Sorry - I wish I had more specifics to provide.