My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: MD
My employer issued a new employment agreement that contains a stricter non-compete clause, more elaborate arbitration rules, something called a "duty of loyalty" clause, etc. I already have an agreement we signed in 2006. The company has said that not signing the new agreement will be considered a resignation. Can I take the position that I would like to continue to work under the previous agreement that we both signed, and let them fire me if they must? Can I be forced to resign without showing any intent to actually resign?