I see. Thank you for clarifying that, Gerry.
Yes, such contracts are generally enforceable with regard to independent contractors and courts would utilize a similar analysis in determining whether the contract is enforceable.
For example, if the non-compete provision is included in an offer of employment as an independent contractor, then the courts will typically find that there is consideration
to support the enforceability of the agreement. Whereas, if the company were to have an IC sign such a provision after they have been hired with no new incentives, PA courts have found there is no consideration to support the contract.
However, if there is adequate consideration, the contract is enforceable to the same extent as against an employee typically.
Here is a link discussing a case where enforcement was sought against and independent contractor:
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