The “Illinois Freedom to Work Act” (S.B. 3163) will make any non-compete agreement "illegal and void" if entered into on, or after, January 1, 2017 if it prevents a low wage employee from:
- Working in a specified geographic area;
- Working for another employer for a specified time; or
- Working for another employer that performs similar work.
If your company has post-employment competition restrictions with low-wage earners, you should seek legal guidance given this new Illinois law.