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Old 04-15-2011, 10:21 PM
 
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I'm an independent contractor for Agency A which has established a relationship with Agency B. Agency B now wants contractors from Agency A to sign a code of conduct requiring that I give notice to Agency B whenever I take a case from a competitor.

Something doesn't sound right to me. If I'm not truly contracted to Agency B why would I sign a code of conduct agreement? Would Agency B requiring notification of when I take cases from a competitor preclude the independent contractor status?

Am I just making too much of this?
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Your a "sub"- contractor. The business your company is working for does not want it's subcontractors(you) working for the competition.

It's kind of a no-compete clause.
When I hire a subcontractor I have them sign a 4yr no compete clause in the contract.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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I'm an independent contractor for Agency A which has established a relationship with Agency B. Agency B now wants contractors from Agency A to sign a code of conduct requiring that I give notice to Agency B whenever I take a case from a competitor.

Something doesn't sound right to me. If I'm not truly contracted to Agency B why would I sign a code of conduct agreement? Would Agency B requiring notification of when I take cases from a competitor preclude the independent contractor status?

Am I just making too much of this?
jmho, B sounds like jackasses.

And that is certainly NOT a no-compete we are talking about.

B sounds like they are seeking inside and/or proprietary information on the business practices of their competitors. May be not legal, and is certainly unethical.

I would ask B for a list of said "competitors" just so you can be clear on who they are talking about.

If it is a worthless list, who cares?

On the other hand -- If it is a good list . . . . then you have an entire sales call list.
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