<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wondering:
I work for an Internet Service Provider in southern Idaho. I signed a non-compete agreement when I started. I have my own business which provides computer repair services, which are not in violation of the agreement. I have been approached by customers wanting networking services, which at the time of signing the agreement my employer did not offer, but has offered shortly after. What is the legal position I am in? Am I in violation of the agreement if I offer these services?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
No. You and your employer are bound by the terms and conditions as they existed at the time of signing. If he wishes to enter into a "novation" with you, then he'll have to come up with some "consideration" for your signature on a new, revised, contract. For example, let's say that you also operate and own a family grocery store, besides working for your ISP. Four months after you sign the agreement, your ISP decides to open a grocery store too. Does that mean you and your family give up the grocery business? I don't think so. Of course, that's on the extreme side, but you catch my drift.
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