The Illinois legislature is once again setting its sights on covenants not to compete. In 2016, Illinois enacted the “Illinois Freedom to Work Act,” prohibiting employers from entering into covenants not to compete with “low wage” employees. In February 2020, Illinois legislators filed four bills targeting covenants not to compete for all Illinois employees.
SB 3021 and HB 4699 are identical in substance, and the most drastic. These bills seek to prohibit all covenants not to compete in Illinois: “… no employer shall enter into a covenant not to compete with any employee of the employer.” [Emphasis added].
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