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Wrong label voids use of noncompete (access required)

Labeling an employee as an independent contractor – thereby avoiding taxes and other employer obligations – will void a noncompete agreement in the worker’s contract, a Fairfax circuit judge has ruled. Fairfax Circuit Judge John M. Tran said an educator’s noncompete agreement was void even if the employer unintentionally misclassified the worker, since misclassification is a ...