is non compete valid if an H1B is kept illegally unpaid. ?

I am on H1B visa and have a non compete contract with the middle layer company, and also with the company holding my visa. After the contract with the end client was over, my company suddenly stopped paying me.
In this situation the end client offered me a job with his another company, which i was forced to take as it was my only option after illegally dumped by my visa holding company without giving me any notice or a return ticket. Now the middle layer company is threatening me of legal action.
What should I do?
Please Help.

1 answer  |  asked Jan 9, 2002 7:14 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

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Evan Fray-Witzer

There are a number of recent Superior Court cases that suggest that an employee may be relieved of the obligations of a non-competition agreement if the company breaches the terms of the employment contract first. In your situation, it sounds as if the company may also have violated federal immigration law.

If I can be of any assistance, feel free to contact me.


posted by Evan Fray-Witzer  |  Jan 10, 2002 12:26 AM [EST]

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