New Bill Would Alter Non-Compete Law in Illinois

Illinois businesses should be aware that Illinois House Bill 4923 would radically alter the law regarding non-competition agreements in Illinois by creating the Illinois Not to Compete Act.  This Act would restrict the enforceability of non-competition agreements in several key respects and create numerous rebuttable presumptions in favor of employees that would make it more [...]

Legislation to Require Paid Sick Leave Introduced into House

From Today’s Daily Labor Report:  Legislation to Require Paid Sick Leave For ’Contagious’ Workers Introduced into House Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) Nov. 3 introduced legislation (H.R. 3991) that would guarantee five paid sick days for workers sent home or told to stay home by their employer in relation to a “contagious” illness, such as the [...]

Sweeping Overhaul to VESSA To Become Law Soon

On May 27, 2009, the Illinois legislature approved a significant overhaul to the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, also know as VESSA, which requires covered employers to provide leave and other accommodations to employees and their family members who are victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence.  Once signed into law by the Governor, [...]

The Federal Oversight, Reform, and Enforcement of the WARN Act

Introduced just recently into the House and Senate, the Federal Oversight, Reform, and Enforcement of the WARN Act (“FOREWARN Act”) would dramatically amend the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN Act”).  The FOREWARN Act was introduced in response to the significant rise in factory closings and mass layoffs currently being implemented in the United [...]