Illinois Attorney General Sues Sandwich Chain Over Non-Compete Agreements

When you own a company or a franchise, you have the right to protect your investment. Hiring and retaining staff costs a great deal of time and money, and it is important to get a strong return on what you have spent. During the training process, your employees will likely learn a great deal about […]

Non-Compete Agreements and Enforcement in Illinois

Across the country, more and more employers are requiring their employees to sign non-compete agreements. These documents, or clauses within an employment contract, are typically designed to keep employees—along with former owners and investors—from going to work for a competitor within a certain time frame. Many of my business-owner clients have come to me with […]

Things to Think About When Drafting Your Employee Handbook

When you hire employees to help you meet your business needs, the way in which you handle their hiring and training can have a significant impact on your company. The size of your team will also tend to affect your personnel management practices, as a larger pool of employees may create different challenges than maintaining […]