adequate consideration

Overview.  Non-compete and non-solicitation covenants in an employment agreement are not enforceable unless the restrictions are supported by adequate consideration.  Illinois courts have held that there “must be at least two years or more of continued employment to constitute adequate consideration in support of a restrictive covenant.”  No reported decisions from other states are in accord.

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