Are Restrictive Covenants Enforceable In The IT Staffing Industry?

By |2021-01-28T21:10:01-06:00October 21st, 2016|Blog, Business Law, Hiring Practices, Illinois State Law|

Business owners often want their employment contracts to contain the most restrictive covenants.  Yet, overzealous restrictive covenants may backfire if deemed overly restrictive, unreasonable, and going further than necessary to protect the “legitimate business interests,” which is an elusive concept. A restrictive covenant is a type of contractual arrangement.  It is a clause in an [...]

Chicago’s Ordinance Requires Incremental Raise

By |2020-11-11T16:05:18-06:00July 11th, 2016|Business Law, Illinois State Law, Small Business|

Chicago requires wage increase starting annually. On December 2nd, 2014, the city of Chicago passed an ordinance to raise the minimum wage to $13 per hour.  Under this ordinance, the minimum wage will be increased annually to the $13 limit by July 1, 2019.  The incremental raises are scheduled for July 1 of each [...]

Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act

By |2021-01-28T21:09:26-06:00April 28th, 2015|Business Law, Illinois State Law|

Timing of Employers’ Criminal Inquiries and Background Checks An Illinois legislature has recently adopted the Job Opportunities For Qualified Applicants Act (the “Job Opportunities Act”).  Effective January 1, 2015, the Job Opportunities Act prohibits certain employers from inquiring into or considering a job applicant’s criminal history or background prior to considering such applicant’s qualifications. The [...]

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