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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 10 Jan 2019

Illinois Employers Must Reimburse Employee Expenses

The Illinois State Legislature expanded the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act to include a new section (820 Illinois Compiled Statues 1159.5)

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 2 Jan 2019

Illinois Appellate Court Declines to Adopt Bright Line Rule That a Five Year Non-Compete Or a Three Year Non-Solicit Are Unenforceable Per Se

The Illinois Appellate Court recently declined to adopt a bright line rule regarding the enforceability of five year non-competes or three year

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 23 Apr 2018

“Janitor Problem” Sinks Illinois Non-Compete

We non-compete lawyers often rely on an old rule of thumb when analyzing the enforceability of a non-compete: if the restriction is so broad that it

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 29 Jun 2017

LinkedIn “Connection” Request Did Not Violate Non-Solicit

In this age of social media, a frequently asked question is whether social media activity can violate a non-compete or non-solicit. Although the case

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 9 Feb 2017

Employers Face a Trio of Sick Leave Laws: Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois

As we previously reported, the Chicago City Council enacted a sick leave ordinance (“Chicago Ordinance”), requiring employers to provide employees

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 24 Feb 2016

Ambiguous Allegations, Lack Of Imminent Harm, And A Delay In Taking Action Doom Request For A Temporary Restraining Order

In Bridgeview Bank Group v. Meyer, the Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed the denial of a temporary restraining order ("TRO") against an

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 9 Feb 2016

Illinois Legislative Changes and a State Supreme Court Decision Substantially Help Employers Challenge Unemployment Claims

Two recent developments substantially affect unemployment benefits in Illinois. First, on January 3, 2016, the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 29 Dec 2015

Another Federal District Court Judge In Illinois Refuses To Apply The Illinois Appellate Court’s Fifield Decision

Readers of this blog know that long settled understandings regarding what constitutes adequate consideration for a restrictive covenant in Illinois

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 10 Nov 2015

Illinois Appellate Court strikes down overbroad noncompete, nonsolicit, and confidentiality provisions and also refuses to judicially modify them

In a decision issued in late October, AssuredPartners, Inc. et al. V. William Schmitt, 2015 IL App. (1st) 141863 (Ill. App. 2015), the Illinois

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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 29 Jun 2015

Another Illinois appellate decision applies fifield, but a dissent suggests that the issue of what constitutes adequate consideration for a restrictive covenant in Illinois remains open for judicial discussion

Readers of this blog know that long settled understandings regarding what constitutes adequate consideration for a restrictive covenant in Illinois

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