Payday Lender Nixes Noncompetes To Settle Ill. AG's Suit

Law360 (January 9, 2019, 8:52 PM EST) -- Payday lender Check Into Cash's Illinois subsidiary has agreed to stop imposing highly restrictive noncompete agreements on the low-wage customer service employees at its 33 locations statewide, according to Illinois' attorney general.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Monday that her deal with Check Into Cash of Illinois LLC "ends the company's inappropriate practice of limiting low-wage workers' employment options by requiring them to sign unfair noncompete agreements."

"Low-income workers should be free to use their experience to get better, higher-paying jobs," she said in the statement.

Madigan sued the lender in October 2017, saying the noncompete agreements it illegally forced on...

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