- This change has passed.
Illinois: Employers can no longer require low-wage workers to sign non-compete agreements
January 1, 2017
On August 19, 2016, Gov. Rauner signed the Freedom to Work Act which prohibits employers from requiring low-wage employees from signing non-compete agreements. Low-wage workers are defined as employees who earn the greater of $13.00 or the minimum wage required by the applicable federal, state, or local minimum wage.
For more information, read IL Senate Bill 3163.