A Hostile Work Environment, or Simply in Bad Taste?

Every Friday, Cabela’s, a hunting, fishing and outdoor merchandise store in Hoffman Estates, held “Fun Fridays” to promote employee morale. Fun Fridays included anything from treats being brought into the office or games being played in the break room. On December 21, 2012, the tradition continued when a manager created eight videos from the website […]

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Verbal Agreement May Lead to Insurance Coverage

If your business is operating in Illinois with a commercial general liability policy, you may want to grab your policy and examine the language regarding the ability to name additional insureds. Many general liability policies include the right to extend coverage to other entities. This is done in order to provide liability to entities that […]

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Evolving Changes in Restrictive Covenant Requirements in Illinois

Prior to 2013, employers could argue that the fact of employment for a certain “substantial” period of time constituted adequate consideration to support a non-competition agreement. Since that time, several decisions throughout Illinois have turned that argument on its head. With each new decision, the general understanding of what constitutes consideration has shifted. In the […]

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