Non-Compete Dilema

I am an employee of an IT consulting firm and have been placed at a client site for two years. When I started with the firm, I signed a non-compete stating that I would not go back to this client for one year upon leaving the consulting firm. I have consulted an attorney about the validity and enforceability of the non-compete and they say it is standard, valid, and enforceable.

Here's the twist...we were just informed that the consulting firm is loosing money, so instead of giving a pay cut across the board, they are going to take a week's pay from everyone. Isn't this creating a new contract between me and my consulting firm? And if so, does this negate the non-compete?

Thanks for any info you can give!!

1 answer  |  asked Nov 8, 2002 6:30 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

Unlock Non-Compete Agreements: Keys to Escape

Answers (1)

Aaron Maduff
Non-compete dilemma

I don't think that the pay cut is going to eliminate the non-compete. However, there is going to be a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Illinois Wage and Hour Law if they do it. Employers have to pay you for work done.

posted by Aaron Maduff  |  Nov 9, 2002 09:53 AM [EST]

Answer This Question

Sign In to Answer this Question

Related Questions with Answers

Have an Employment Law question?

Virginia Employment Lawyers

Edward Lowry Edward Lowry
Charlottesville, VA
Matthew Sutter Matthew Sutter
Sutter & Terpak, PLLC
Annandale, VA
Gerald Lutkenhaus Gerald Lutkenhaus
Virginia Workers Compensation & Disability Lawyer
Richmond, VA
Sheri Abrams Sheri Abrams
Sheri R. Abrams PLLC
Oakton, VA
Matthew Kaplan Matthew Kaplan
The Kaplan Law Firm

more Virginia Employment Lawyers