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Illinois Takes Steps to Limit Employer Use of Restrictive Covenants

Illinois recently passed Public Act 102-0358 (the Act), which addresses the enforceability of non-compete and employee and customer non-solicit agreements entered into on or after January 1, 2022. While the Act codifies certain pre-existing case law regarding the enforceability of these agreements, it may also significantly change the landscape for restrictive covenants in Illinois.Compensation ThresholdsThe Act imposes per-se bans on non-compete and non-solicit agreements for employees making below certain annualized compensation thresholds. Read more…