non compete and last pay check

I put a month notice to the pet store I worked for. After my boss made it impossible to work the whole month I left a few days short. One question I have is about the non compete contract. I signed one when I started a couple years ago. After my notice they had me sign another one. Basically saying I wouldn't work for a competitor while employeed with them. Does this apply to telling the clients where I will be working? Also My check is strictly commission. Leaving short of the full month is there any reason for them to not pay the full amount of commission I had earned until that point?

1 answer  |  asked Jul 14, 2006 5:53 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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Anthony Cameron
EXIT PAY ISSUE

Employer must pay your earned and accumulated exit pay on or before the regular payday after your departure, or sooner.

Unless you signed a document to the contrary, there is no basis to reduce your pay (except that presumably you made fewer sales because you termed out sooner.)

Can't help you with the non-compete without seeing it. Signing a new one after you've announced your intention to leave creates a serious question of whether there was "consideration" for it. You really should show it to a MEL lawyer up there. I'm really too far away to do you much good.

Every good wish. Sounds like your next job stands an excellent chance of being better than you last.

Anthony B. Cameron
Quincy, Illinois

posted by Anthony Cameron  |  Jul 14, 2006 8:52 PM [EST]

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