This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com states that independent contractors can sign confidentiality agreements, but employers who wish to maintain the independent contractor status (e.g., to avoid compliance with employee protection laws) cannot require them to sign non-compete agreements (which only employees should sign). The specialized nature of the services provided by independent contractors makes the chance that he or she is working for an employer’s competitors highly likely, and thus a non-compete absurd.

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