Lexology suggests a form of non-compete for gig workers, a job-like agreement that must be combined with premium wage and benefits access to justify the limitation on the worker. Fortunately, the on-demand economy is reaching an inflection point at which better documented and improved working conditions are recognized as necessary by workers and platform companies.
A gig business’s relationships with its customers, contractors, and vendors are among its most valuable assets. Some employees and contractors are expected to develop lasting relationships on behalf of the company. Well-drafted agreements with these individuals should include a provision prohibiting them from soliciting customers, contractors, and vendors – especially those with whom they interact directly – for a reasonable period of time. State laws regarding the validity of non-solicit agreements can var