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Your question has come back to me as if you have a follow up, however, I don't see where you have posted a response. Do you have any further questions for me?
Hello again and thank you for the request, however, I, like most of the other legal experts cannot provide a phone consultation due to our State's Bar ethics rules. I am willing to continue working with you in this forum in addition to the answer I already provided to you if you have follow up questions. Just ask.
If there were other alternatives that were more effective than what I gave you, I would have discussed them with you. You are not a "consumer" under consumer protection laws so that isn't an option. Retired lawyers are, retired and wouldn't provide free legal services in this case and if they did, they would still be the options that I mentioned in my answer. This is not an Insurance issue per se, it is a payment of commissions due under a contract. So, the insurance commission is not going to be of help.
The courts aren't as slow as you think they are in these areas, plus, depending on how much you are owed, you may be able to handle this yourself in small claims court. If you tell me your State and how much you are owed, I can tell you if this is a small claims court issue.
Just for clarification, are you saying that his occurred in Canada? If so, let me know and I will opt out and refer this to a Canadian expert. You are in U.S. law section.
Thank you for clarifying that. I just wanted to make sure that your question was in the correct category. I certainly understand your frustration and I have provided you with your legal options as I agree that this conduct is illegal. However, it has to be handled in civil court. The non-compete would likely be found to be unenforceable by a court if the Company didn't pay you according to your contract. Their material breach would generally result in the non-compete being unenforceable.