Independent Contractor Non-Compete Agreement

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An independent contractor agreement non-compete agreement prohibits a current or former contractor from working in the same industry or for a competitor. This is common when trade secrets are revealed to a contractor that is essential to completing the work.

Main Elements

  • Non-Compete Terms. If the contractor will be prohibited from working in the same industry or just specific competitors.
  • Term. How long the non-compete will last. Most States limit this from 2 to 5 years.
  • Geography – If the contractor will be prohibited from working in the field broadly or in a specific market area (e.g. 50 miles from the closest store).

Related Forms


Independent Contractor Agreement – Used to hire and set the parameters when employing a contractor.

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Independent Contractor Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – Used in States where a non-compete is illegal (California, North Dakota, and Oklahoma). Prohibits a contractor from sharing proprietary and confidential information.

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