Employee’s Threats Trigger Employer Liability

In Illinois, as a general rule, one person has no duty to prevent the criminal acts of another.  There are exceptions however, such as an employer’s duty to act reasonably when hiring, supervising, and retaining its employees. An employer can be liable if it knew, or should have known, an employee was unfit for the […]

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Non-Compete Agreements and the Illinois Freedom to Work Act

One of the more commonly litigated aspects of the employer-employee relationship is the non-compete agreement. The Illinois Attorney General seems to be cracking down on employers that may be taking advantage of low-wage employees by signing illegal non-compete agreements (even if they are doing so unknowingly), especially in the context of the new Illinois Freedom […]

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Ban on Salary History Inquiries

Illinois employers may soon be prohibited from inquiring about the salary history of prospective job candidates during interviews.  Two significant changes in the law drive this notion. First, the Illinois House of Representatives has overridden the Governor’s veto of legislation that would prohibit inquiries into job candidates’ salary histories, among other things.  The bill is […]

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