non-compete and material change to employment

I have a question about a non-complete clause in an employment agreement I signed. The agreement stated that I will not directly compete for a period of 3 years following termination of employment. One year into my employment, my hours and salary were reduced. I was not asked to sign a new agreement and was terminated the following year. Am I still bound by the terms of the original agreement or does the material change to my employment void the original employment agreement?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 2, 2015 09:47 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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David Neel
You should consult with an employment attorney in your area. An argument could be made that there was a failure of consideration for the non-compete when your employer cut your pay; however, before accepting a job that might violate your non-compete provision you need to consult with an employment attorney.

posted by David Neel  |  Nov 2, 2015 10:41 AM [EST]

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