Planning for the COVID-19 ETS: Vaccine mandates, regular testing, and more

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Planning for the COVID-19 ETS: Vaccine mandates, regular testing, and more

Monday, September 20, 2021

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President Biden’s Six Prong COVID-19 Action Plan: What employers need to know about the Path out of the Pandemic

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President Biden’s Six Prong COVID-19 Action Plan: What employers need to know about the Path out of the Pandemic

Friday, September 10, 2021

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Illinois Freedom to Work Act limits restrictive agreements starting January 1, 2022

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed Senate Bill 0672 into law, officially amending the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. Starting on January 1, 2022, Illinois employers will have additional factors to consider if they plan to enter into non-competition and/or non-solicitation agreements with their employees.

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Biden's Executive Order encourages review of the use of noncompete clauses but stops short of proposing a ban

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Rather than proposing a ban on non-compete clauses, President Joe Biden's July 9, 2021, Executive Order encourages the FTC to consider using its authority to curtail the unfair use of non-compete clauses. Given this and recent activity at the state level, it is critical that employers ensure they have appropriate and enforceable restrictive covenants in place.

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New Illinois legislation will limit restrictive agreements

Friday, July 9, 2021

Illinois recently amended the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (IFWA) to impose stricter limitations on employee non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. This article covers the amended Illinois statute and highlights the provisions that will have the most impact on businesses.

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Biden Administration targets competition

Friday, July 9, 2021

On July 9, President Joe Biden is signing a broad Executive Order that purportedly seeks to increase competition in the labor market and help raise wages by making it easier for employees to change jobs. It will encourage the leading antitrust agencies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FTC, to enforce antitrust laws vigorously and encourages the FTC to ban or limit non-compete agreements, while encouraging both the FTC and DOJ to strengthen antitrust guidance to prevent employers from collaborating to suppress wages or reduce benefits by sharing wage and benefit information with one another.

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