Starting January 1, 2022, employers in Chicago and throughout Illinois will have to deal with significant new hurdles to make sure employment agreements with covenants not to compete or non-solicitation terms are valid and enforceable. […]
Some employers ask their employees to sign non-compete agreements. But are those agreements enforceable?
The attorneys at DeBlasio & Gower have successfully represented manufacturers and injection molders in litigation in state and federal court in the Chicago area. Chicago has long been known as the location for several mold […]
Doctors are often asked to sign restrictive covenants when they begin their employment. Generally speaking, a valid restrictive covenant prohibits the doctor from soliciting or treating certain patients for a certain period of time […]
On July 17, 2012, the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District issued its ruling in Zabaneh Franchises, LLC v. Walker upholding the validity of a restrictive covenant in the employment agreement of a former H&R Block […]
The Illinois Supreme Court recently clarified the law applicable to covenants not to compete in Illinois in the case of Reliable Fire Equipment Company v. Arredondo. In Reliable, the Illinois Supreme Court clarified that to […]
On October 4, 2010, the Second District Illinois Appellate Court issued its ruling in Steam Sales Corp. v. Summers which upheld a preliminary injunction and enforced a two-year covenant not to compete in favor of an employer […]