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Public Act 099-0860





Public Act 099-0860
SB3163 EnrolledLRB099 12727 SXM 36512 b

    AN ACT concerning employment.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Freedom to Work Act.
    Section 5. Definitions. 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
    this Act.
    "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)
$13.00 per hour.
    Section 10. Prohibiting covenants not to compete for
low-wage employees.
    (a) No employer shall enter into a covenant not to compete
with any low-wage employee of the employer.
    (b) A covenant not to compete entered into between an
employer and a low-wage employee is illegal and void.

Effective Date: 1/1/2017