Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Illinois
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline, Stacey Smiricky, Lindsey M. Hogan and Taylor L. Haran, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Illinois permits employees and employers to enter into contracts, so long as the contracts are not illegal or unreasonable. See Employment Contracts.
- Illinois enforces restrictive covenants, so long as the agreements are reasonable. See Restrictive Covenants.
- Information meeting the requirements of a trade secret under Illinois law may be protected, and employers that have their trade secret information unlawfully acquired may be eligible for certain damages. See Trade Secrets.
- Chicago has requirements pertaining to employment contracts. See Local Requirements.