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Noncompete Void for ‘Independent Contractor’ (access required)

An employer cannot enforce a noncom­pete provision in a speech therapist’s con­tract; the provision is overbroad and is void as the contract misclassifying the defen­dant speech therapist as an independent contractor violates Virginia public policy, says a Fairfax Circuit Court. The noncompete in this agreement bars defendant from contracting with any cur­rent client of plaintiff ...