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Amendments to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act Further Limit Employers’ Use of Restrictive Covenants

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Given the increasingly negative view of the use of restrictive covenants in employment agreements, and consistent with the growing trend in this country, the Illinois legislature’s recent amendments to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act 1 (“Act”) will significantly curtail the ability of employers to bind their employees to non-competition...
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Use of GPS Tracking Devices and Starter Interrupt Devices by Lenders and Lessors

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Due to technological developments, secured parties increasingly rely on technology, such as GPS tracking devices and starter interrupt devices, when repossessing collateral after a debtor’s default. In response, certain states have modified Section 9-609 of the Uniform Commercial Code to address the use of technology when repossessing collateral by limiting or restricting a secured party’s use of electronic self-help when recovering collateral after a debtor’s default.

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