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By Henry A. Platt and Garrett P. Buttrey

For the second time in a two-year span, the D.C. City Council voted in favor of largely banning non-compete agreements within the District. As we wrote in May 2021, the D.C. City Council initially passed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (the “Act”), which would have imposed blanket bans on non-compete agreements for employees working in D.C. without a cap on income and without a carve out for employees who would moonlight for a competitor company while still employed for their primary employer. Shortly after it passed, however, the D.C. Council delayed implementation of the Act until April 2022, then again until October 2022 after considerable push back from the D.C. business community.

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By Robert L. Duston and Lauren F. Schoeberl

This is a summer when many employees (and employers) may be done with COVID-19, but the virus is not done with us. While government mandates have virtually disappeared, the expected surge of omicron variants during 2022, and the resulting increase in absenteeism due to illness and quarantine policies, may prompt employers to look at re-instituting COVID-19 precautions and procedures. The Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently released updated guidance on a number of issues.

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By Jason Tremblay and Alexander Reich

On May 13, 2022, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 3146, amending the Illinois “One Day Rest in Seven” Act into law. Shortly after, Governor Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 3120, the Family Bereavement Leave Act, which amends the Child Bereavement Leave Act. Illinois employers should be aware that these two updates may require significant modifications to their policies and procedures before the end of the year. This article provides a detailed summary of the changes and penalties that every employer operating in Illinois should know about.