Does a pay cut nullify a non-compete clause?

If you are a year-to-year contract employee with a non-compete clause in your contract, will that non-compete hold up if the employer offers you less in the next contract? Does a pay cut nullify a non-compete clause?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 16, 2018 9:58 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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Doris Dabrowski
You should try to negotiate a new contract without a non-compete clause. If there is any question about the applicability of the non-compete agreement in the original contract, the new contract should clarify that the non-compete clause is extinguished.

As a general rule, a party's material breach of a contract may excuse the non-breaching party from the obligations imposed by the contract.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  Mar 19, 2018 11:04 AM [EST]

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