Co-authored by Christie O. Tate.

As we reported in this blog on March 1, 2010, last year the proposed “Illinois Covenants Not To Compete Act” was introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives. If passed, it would have substantially altered the law regarding non-competition agreements in Illinois. We have been monitoring the progress of the bill, which was re-introduced on January 12, 2011 as House Bill 0016 in exactly the same form as last year. As before, the bill has not attracted significant public attention or commentary, but we will continue to monitor it. For a detailed analysis of the proposed law, please see our original post on March 1, 2010.