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Can an employer sue me after I have put in my two week notice because i am going to work for a client.?

I first went to work for a start up company here in Houston Texas owned by a Chines nationalist. They hired me based on my reputation and skills. I originally signed a 2 year contract, however they have voided that and now that I worked a year here the old contract was thrown out and a work agreement was signed. The owner is very hostile and has made it difficult for me to do my job. I was approached by a client of the company and offered a job out of country. I have a non compete that says I won't work for a competitor in the USA for at least 6 months. Since the new job is in Canada and its a client and not a competitor and Texas is an at will state I felt there was no problem. Now the owner wants her lawyer to talk to me. Since I wear all the hats and have built her company and got it here she feels I must stay another year. They have even tried talking to my new employer. No raise, no benefits I am just their work horse. Is there anything I should be afraid of or cause for concern? I feel they have no case and I have worked 100% while here and am giving them 2 weeks notice to help them out. Any advice?

Asked By: JohnW - 5/18/2012
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you wrote "I originally signed a 2 year contract, however they have voided that and now that I worked a year here the old contract was thrown out and a work agreement was signed." i suggest you have an attorney look at the "work agreement". they can tell you if you should be concerned
Answered By: old man on the hill - 5/18/2012
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Right to Work Law it might be just what you need
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Answered By: MexicanPanda - 5/18/2012
 
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Answered By: Rajwinder K - 5/18/2012
 
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