my employer consitantly bounces mine as well as many employees payroll checks, I have attempted to find another job but they will not allow me to negotiate with them regarding my release since the only job opportunities are within my same field and they state they will persue a judgement against me regarding a non compete. I feel I don't have any options but was wondering if they are legally liable for the check bouncing. it has gone on for years and they stay afloat, in most cases we are issued a new check that bounces as well but they do cover all costs associated with this. What options do I have to get out of there or nulify the non compete completely? There are also issues of highly unethical business practices that may border illegal.