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1    AN ACT concerning employment.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Freedom to Work Act is amended by
5changing Section 5 as follows:
6    (820 ILCS 90/5)
7    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
8    "Covenant not to compete" means an agreement:
9        (1) between an employer and a low-wage employee that
10    restricts such low-wage employee from performing:
11            (A) any work for another employer for a specified
12        period of time;
13            (B) any work in a specified geographical area; or
14            (C) work for another employer that is similar to
15        such low-wage employee's work for the employer
16        included as a party to the agreement; and
17        (2) that is entered into after the effective date of
18    this Act.
19    "Employer" has the meaning given to such term in subsection
20(c) of Section 3 of the Minimum Wage Law. "Employer" does not
21include governmental or quasi-governmental bodies.
22    "Low-wage employee" means an employee whose earnings do not
23exceed who earns the greater of (1) the hourly rate equal to



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1the minimum wage required by the applicable federal, State, or
2local minimum wage law or (2) $13.00 per hour.
3(Source: P.A. 99-860, eff. 1-1-17.)
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5becoming law.