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#WorkforceWednesday: The Future of Non-Compete Agreements

USA - August 11 2021 The restriction and legislation of non-compete agreements is gaining traction around the country, with states and the federal government passing or…

Brian E. Spang

Illinois Places Significant Restrictions on Employers’ Use of Criminal Conviction History and Imposes EEO Reporting Requirement

USA - April 1 2021 Illinois recently enacted SB 1480 (or “Law”) which, among other measures, effective immediately, places significant restrictions on the ability of…

Kellie Y. Chen

Illinois Begins—and Chicago Prepares for—Phase 3 of Reopening

USA - May 29 2020 On May 5, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker released “Restore Illinois” (“Plan”), a five-phased plan to safely reopen the Illinois economy. Declaring the…

Kellie Y. Chen

Belief That Information Is a Trade Secret, Even If It Isn’t, Is Enough to Be Convicted for Attempted Theft of Trade Secrets

USA - October 11 2019 A federal judge in Chicago recently held that an individual can be convicted of attempting to steal a trade secret, even if the information at issue…

What Can You Do in California to Protect Your Workforce and Trade Secrets?

USA - July 15 2019 California, the Golden State, is a special place to live and work. However, if you are an employer in California, you have most likely heard warnings…

Steven R. Blackburn, James A. Goodman