Ill. Noncompete Reform Balances Employee And Biz Interests
By Peter Steinmeyer and Brian Spang (June 2, 2021, 12:54 PM EDT) -- Over Memorial Day weekend, the Illinois Legislature accomplished something truly remarkable: a comprehensive reform of noncompete and nonsolicit law that was passed unanimously by the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives.
The reform bill is not a complete ban, as some competing bills and employee advocates originally sought. And the bill is certainly not pro-enforcement, as many employers would prefer. Instead, it is that increasingly rare political creature: a compromise.
Why Is the Illinois Compromise Significant?
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