In the last bit of employment news last week, the BACP reminded employers of the Anti-Retaliation Ordinance. Enacted in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ordinance protects workers from retaliation for obeying certain health orders related to COVID-19. What Health Orders are Covered Under Chicago's Anti-Retaliation Ordinance? The Anti-Retaliation Ordinance applies to several kinds of health orders: Stay at [...]
Earlier this week, on July 1st, 2020, Chicago enacted the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance. Coming at the same time as an increase in the minimum wage, the Ordinance supports and enforces workers’ rights to a fair and predictable schedule. The Ordinance requires certain employers to post schedules 10 days in advance and pay employees extra for sudden schedule changes, [...]
Interested in the possibility of creating an employee handbook? A bit lost on where to start? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. When companies grow and add new employees, they may find that they have a lot of company policies, procedures, and other information that they need to give their employees. One way to give employees a lot of important [...]
How can the new employer protect itself from liability when an employee breaches a non-compete agreement with a former employer?
A note on this post: this blog post is part of our series, "Non-Compete Agreements: When are they valid, and when can the new employer be sued for an employee breach?" In this post we will discuss what new employers can do to avoid liability for employees breaching non-compete agreements with former employers. To learn what kind of damages [...]
Non-Compete Agreements: What are they, and when are they enforceable? Many employers want to include a non-compete provision in their employment contracts. As you might guess from the name, a “non-compete” is an agreement made between parties in which one accepts limits on certain competitive behaviors. Most often in labor relations, an employee agrees not to work for a [...]