Ok...my employer has not paid me for the 31st payroll. Before that he didn't pay the 15th payroll. A week later a few of us got checks, but not everyone. Then they let go 15 people. My employee agreement has a non-competitive clause in it. But the first line of the agreement states: "In consideration of my employment by a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and the compensation now and hereafter paid to me, I hereby agree as follows:" A small group of us were going to break off as our own to support the customers as a separate entity, but the CEO is saying that we are bound by the agreement. But right there in the agreement it says "and the compensation now and hereafter paid to me". He has missed payroll for a 2nd time. In my eyes he has violated the agreement thereby freeing us of its terms. What do you all think? Anyone know a good lawyer in the Austin, TX area?