2-Years Later – Two Years of Continued Employment is Required for a Non-Compete

In January of 2015, we discussed non-compete agreements here.  In that article we explained that a non-compete agreement, like any other contract must be supported by “consideration” — that is to say that the employee must receive some benefit for signing a non-compete agreement.  Otherwise, the non-compete agreement is invalid and unenforceable.  (This is separate and […]

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The Confusion About Statutes of Limitations in Race Discrimination Cases

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employee has 180 days from the date of a discriminatory act to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC.  That 180 days is expanded to 300 days in those states which have their own Human Rights Act.  But Title VII is not the only law against race […]

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I Need to Attend My Kid’s School Conference But I cannot Get Time Off? What do I do??

Illinois (as well as California and D.C.) requires that an “employer must grant an employee leave of up to a total of 8 hours during any school year, no more than 4 hours of which may be taken on any given day, to attend school conferences or classroom activities related to the employee’s child if […]

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