Blog Posts in January, 2014

  • A Word About Words.

    JT O’Donnell, of, recently posted a query from a reader regarding non-disparagement clauses. The reader asked whether clauses prohibiting an employee from saying anything negative about an employer in exchange for a severance payment were legal. (Yes…absolutely!) She went on to ask what would happen if the employee agreed and later made what he thought was an innocent statement ...
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  • Physician Non-Competes: Are they still enforceable in Illinois?

    Most of the large teaching hospitals are moving away from including broad non-competes in their Physician Employment Agreements, but private practice groups are becoming more creative in drafting enforceable non-competes. Over the last few years, there has been a lot of litigation over physician non-competes in Illinois. Yet many doctors still come to our office with the belief that non-competes ...
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