Blog Posts in July, 2013

  • What does the DOMA ruling mean for you?

    On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional as a deprivation of equal protection and due process under the Fifth Amendment. Specifically, in the case of United States v. Windsor, the Court found that it was unconstitutional for DOMA to deny, for federal law purposes, state-recognized valid same-sex marriages. Accordingly, ...
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  • Two Years of Employment are Key for a Valid Non-Compete Clause

    Recently, an Illinois Appellate Court provided a definitive opinion regarding non-compete agreements. The Court indicated that Illinois Law requires at least two years of employment for an enforceable non-compete or non-solicitation agreement. The Court’s opinion is an important step to provide clarity for businesses and employees. In Fifield, a company required that an employee sign a new ...
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