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DO YOU HAVE NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES? BEWARE OF THE TWO YEAR RULE

The Illinois Appellate Court for the 1st District (Cook County) set out what it deemed a clear cut rule in Illinois employment situations: An employee must be employed for a minimum of two years after signing an agreement containing a restrictive covenant (i.e. non-competition or non-solicitation) in order for the covenants to be enforceable. The Court further set out that this rule will apply regardless of whether the employee is terminated by the employer or the employee resigns on his or her own accord; the rule also applies regardless of wh...
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PROPER USE OF BACKGROUND CHECKS: EEOC TAKES ACTION

Anyone who has attended one of my seminars over the past year will know that I have been warning that the EEOC is going to start taking a hard look at the use of background checks. Well here it is – the EEOC has recently filed two cases involving the use of background checks. The EEOC's Charlotte district office filed suit in U.S. District Court of South Carolina against BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC, and a separate suit was filed in Chicago against Dolgencorp, doing business as Dollar General.In April of 2012, the EEOC issued updated enforc...
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