August 15th, 2019 by David Moore and Peter Gillespie at Laner Muchin
Look, I am not one to argue with attorneys because you never know when you might need one, so you decide for yourself the correct roaring-wall-of-water metaphor.
Regardless, any Illinois employer that either has or deals with:
would be well advised (attorney-speak for "just do it") to read what David Moore and Peter Gillespie have to say and then execute said prescribed actions elucidated (attorney-speak for "just do it") (attorneys have a rather extensive alternative vocabulary).
August 7th, 2019 by Charlotte Hodde at Barran Liebman
So you think you need non-compete agreements to protect your really important and secret business stuff. Fair enough. Just be aware of the following hoop-jumping required:
And probably something about being signed in blood and a ban on crossing your fingers behind your back. No changies.
Confused? Don't be. Charlotte Hodde is a championship-level hula-hoop jumper.
January 23rd, 2019 by Stan Hill at Polsinelli
They are called secrets for a reason, and if you want to keep them so, Stan Hill has four tips for you:
December 3rd, 2018 by Evan Gibbs at Troutman Sanders
Non-competes, specifically for low-wage workers:
Evan Gibbs lays out the risks of using non-compete agreements with unspecialized workers en masse, and maybe the risk of pairing the name "Non-competes" with orange and brown or orange and black (actually, orange and brown is a little bit sad, right?).
October 1st, 2018 by Tina Syring at Cozen O'Connor
Just because you say something is confidential doesn't make it so. And just because an employee believes the information is confidential and thinks they are treating it as such, doesn't mean they are – think airport restaurant and an employee checking in with the office over the phone, including names, numbers and obstacles overcome in a series of sales meetings.
Tina Syring didn't just think it, she encountered it. Here's how she helps make it unencounterable.