Posts Tagged ‘noncompete agreements’

Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Noncompete Agreements

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The top court in Illinois recently reinforced that restrictive covenants in employment agreements are enforceable as long as adequate consideration exists and the restraints in question are reasonable.  The court noted that the question of reasonableness requires a three-prong test: (1) the restraint must be necessary to protect the legitimate business interest of the employer; (2) it must not impose an undue hardship on the employee or the public; and (3) the scope of the restraint must be otherwise reasonable. (more…)

Spotlight on Employment Law – Planning and Implementing Workplace Reductions

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Part Four – Documentation that Affects Reductions in Workforce

It seems every day the headlines include another batch of layoffs.  Whether they are called layoffs, downsizing or reductions-in-force, they require planning.  Otherwise the employer may not accomplish its objectives and may create more headaches than it relieves.  This four part series of Employment Law articles is designed to help an employer think through the process clearly. (more…)