What can part-time indep contractors offer in terms of language to replace a non-competer clause?

I am being offered a temporary work assignment for 2 1/2 months as an independent contractor. I have worked for the company for 3 months via a staffing agency. The company now wants to make me a 1099 contractor but I will have to sign a non-compete clause that says I am unable to work for any of their current client for 1 yr after I leave the assignment. The company has indicated that they may make me an employee in the new year but right now I will be an indep contractor. I do not want to sign a non-compete clause because it restricts my ability to apply for jobs and earn a living if they aren't able to promise continuing work or employment. What can I offer as a replacement for the non-compete clause to satisfy their concerns. I have no interest in starting my own company. Thank you.

1 answer  |  asked Oct 21, 2011 08:36 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
If you do not want to sign the non-compete, you may have to work somewhere else, since this company is insisting on the non-compete. I do not know what the company might consider instead of a non-compete. However, you might propose that the non-compete be modified to a very short period of time or make it applicable only to the customers with whom you come in contact.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Oct 24, 2011 3:07 PM [EST]

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