Our U.S. Commercial Litigation and Disputes colleague Doug Albritton wrote a Client Alert discussing Fifield v. Premier Dealer Servs., Inc., No. 10 CH 9204, 2013 WL 3192931 (Ill. App. Ct. June 24, 2013). In that case, the court’s apparent announcement of a two-year employment “rule,” which would apply whether (i) the employee resigned or was terminated, and/or (ii) the covenant was signed at the inception of employment or thereafter, signals at least two new bright lines in at-will employee restrictive covenant litigation in Cook County, and perhaps in the rest of Illinois.
To read the Client Alert, please click here.