Should I Have My Employees Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

Building a successful business requires you to invest tremendous amounts of time, energy, and money, often at great personal sacrifice. It is understandable, and even admirable, that you would wish to protect those investments in every way possible. For this reason, you may be considering having some or all of your employees sign a non-compete […]

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 […]

Naperville Business Owners Should Carefully Consider Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements, officially called “covenants not to compete,” and also known as “non-competes,” are a tool used by employers to restrict what a former employee can do – most commonly who they can work for. This is done in an effort to prevent department employees from immediately going to work for a competitor, essentially using […]