Will a non compete hold up if my employer has changed my compensation several times since ive signed

I signed a non compete when I was being hired. Within the last 3 years my employer has changed my compensaton package (cutting my pay) several times. I have been in my industry my entire working career, it's all I kow however I am very unhappy with my current employer. I want to make a change to another company because of all of the changes in compensation. I am a director of sales and much of the business the company does is due to my relations with the customers. I want to leave however I am nervous with this economy to change fields but feel "stuck" with my current employer. Will my non compete hold up?

2 answers  |  asked Feb 17, 2011 10:12 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (2)

Bruce Elfvin
In general changes in salary alone would not negate a non-compete agreement. The non-compete must generally protect the employer's legitimate interests to not be subject to unfair competition.

You really do nees to talk to an employment lawyer about the scope of any non-compete. You can find one near you at www.oelasmart.net/directory

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Feb 18, 2011 1:16 PM [EST]
David Neel
More information is needed. You should consult with a lawyer. You can find one at the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association website.

posted by David Neel  |  Feb 17, 2011 10:40 PM [EST]

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