102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
820 ILCS 90/5
820 ILCS 90/10
Amends the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. Expands the scope of the Act
to apply to all employees (rather than only low-wage employees). Prohibits
all covenants not to compete. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning employment.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Freedom to Work Act is amended by
changing Sections 5 and 10 as follows:
(820 ILCS 90/5)
In this Act:
"Covenant not to compete" means an agreement:
(1) between an employer and
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
employee's work for the employer
included as a party to the agreement; and
(2) that is entered into after the effective date of
of the 102nd General Assembly
"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