Employee Departure

Illinois Appellate Court rules on enforcement of restrictive covenants

In a somewhat surprising development, the Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled that restrictive covenants are not enforceable if an employee has worked less than two (2) years for the employer seeking enforcement, unless that employee has received special, additional consideration beyond being hired for agreeing to the restriction. Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services (Illinois Appellate […]

Employee investigations—in some circuits, you can rely on what you know

Circuit decisions offer a reminder about the importance of conducting an investigation before disciplining or terminating employees Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published “Employee investigations—in some circuits, you can rely on what you know.” In their article, they discuss how a recent decision by the 8th Circuit […]

Conducting Employee Exit Interviews

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner E. Jason Tremblay authored the article titled “How to get the most out of your final discussion with a departing employee,” which appeared in the March 5 edition of Inside Counsel. In the article, Mr. Tremblay explains that exit interviews are generally the last opportunity the employer has to speak […]

Jason Tremblay writes article for Inside Counsel on handling references for terminated employees

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay authored the article titled “How to properly handle references for terminated employees,” which appeared in the February 6 edition of Inside Counsel. Mr. Tremblay’s article focuses on the complications that may arise when a company gives a reference for a terminated employee. He indicates there is a fine […]

Chuck Pautsch and Jesse Dill address social media law on BizTimes.com

Arnstein & Lehr Milwaukee Partner Chuck Pautsch and Associate Jesse Dill authored the article “Court cases are shaping social media law,” which appeared in the January 24 issue of BizTimes.com, which covers Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin business news. The article describes how companies can protect their social media accounts and online assets when employees leave […]

Jason Tremblay authors Inside Counsel article, “5 ways to protect your company when a key employee departs”

Arnstein & Lehr Partner E. Jason Tremblay authored the article, “5 ways to protect your company when a key employee departs,” which appeared in the January 23 edition of Inside Counsel. In the article, he stresses the importance for all companies to know what steps to take when an employee decides to leave, especially in […]