Hi, I am a hairdresser and when I started working with my current employer, I signed an employment contract stating that if I left, I would not work within 500 m of the salon for a certain period of time. The owner, however, has now decided to close down and not re-open under the same name elsewhere. As per a verbal conversation with him, I was told the salon was to shut at the beginning of March and that due to him closing down, the employment contract details were void. Now, however, he is closing at the end of March instead and is trying to stop me from working in the centre prior to the shop closing. Can he hold me to the employment contract under Employment Law if he is the one closing and I was told the employment contract terms were now void? Thank you so much.