Noncompete Ruling Means Headaches For Ill. Employers

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A recent state appeals court ruling in Illinois could force companies there to offer employees more than just a job in order to ensure the validity of noncompete agreements, and could undermine existing agreements that limit workers' ability to jump ship to rival companies and solicit customers, lawyers say.

Premier Dealer Services Inc. — which had its attempt to enforce nonsolicitation and noncompete provisions rejected in the June 24 appellate decision — filed a petition Monday with the Illinois Supreme Court looking to overturn the decision,...
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