|Public Act 099-0860|
|SB3163 Enrolled||LRB099 12727 SXM 36512 b|
AN ACT concerning employment.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Freedom to Work Act.
In this Act:
"Covenant not to compete" means an agreement:
(1) between an employer and a low-wage employee that
restricts such low-wage employee from performing:
(A) any work for another employer for a specified
period of time;
(B) any work in a specified geographical area; or
(C) work for another employer that is similar to
such low-wage employee's work for the employer
included as a party to the agreement; and
(2) that is entered into after the effective date of
"Employer" has the meaning given to such term in subsection
(c) of Section 3 of the Minimum Wage Law. "Employer" does not
include governmental or quasi-governmental bodies.
"Low-wage employee" means an employee who earns the greater
of (1) the hourly rate equal to the minimum wage required by
the applicable federal, State, or local minimum wage law or (2)