Q: Are independant contractors binded by non-compete ?
Whether a non-compete agreement is binding against an independent contractor depends on various factors. Does the relevant jurisdiction allow non-competes for independent contractors? If the rule for independent contractors is different from the rule for employees, is the person really an independent contractor? Does the agreement say what the law requires it to say in order to be enforceable? And so on and so forth.
A knowledgeable employment law attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction can help evaluate whether a specific noncompete agreement may be binding upon a specific independent contractor.
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