Updated to reflect an NLRB ruling prohibiting the inclusion of confidentiality and nondisparagement agreements that restrict employees' rights to engage in protected concerted activity within separation agreements.
New federal, state and local employment laws will take effect on January 1, 2022, covering topics such as minimum wage, discrimination, employee leaves, payroll and health care benefits. Employers should review these developments and make any needed updates to policies and procedures.
Changes to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act set criteria that must be met for a noncompete agreement to be valid and enforceable, and impose stricter limits on which employees may be subject to such an agreement.
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