Illinois Supreme Court

Illinois and Federal laws have evolved significantly in recent years and as a result employers now have many tools available to protect themselves. Understanding these tools, as well as the impact of legal changes in this area, is necessary if a company intends on protecting its most valuable assets (i.e. trade secrets, IP and employees).

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By Scott Humphrey

Illinois courts have traditionally followed the three pronged rule of reasonableness test when determining whether to enforce a restrictive covenant:

           a.         is the restriction no greater than what is required to protect the
                       legitimate business interest of the employer;

            b.         does the restriction impose undue hardship on the employee;

            c.         is the restriction injurious to

Continue Reading Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Legitimate Business Interest Test For Restrictive Covenants And Provides Some Guidance On How To Analyze A Legitimate Business Interest