Continued Employment Doctrine

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Continued Employment is Lawful Consideration to Support a Restrictive Covenant

Wisconsin has firmly joined the majority of jurisdictions in the United States that hold that continued employment constitutes lawful consideration sufficient to enforce a restrictive covenant with a current at-will employee....more

Wisconsin Joins Illinois in Addressing Whether Continued Employment Constitutes Lawful Consideration for Mid-Stream Non-Competes

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently brought much needed clarity to Wisconsin employers — and helpful guidance for other jurisdictions — in ruling that continued at-will employment constitutes legal consideration to support a...more

A Sea Change in the Illinois Restrictive Covenant Agreement Framework

As we previously discussed in our blog post, the “continued employment doctrine,” which is the majority view in Illinois, is that two years of continued employment after an employee enters a restrictive covenant is...more

Continued Employment Is Not Sufficient Consideration For Restrictive Covenants Unless The Employee Remains Employed For At Least...

In Illinois, it has long been recognized that a restrictive covenant in employment is enforceable so long as the employee engages in "substantial continued employment" after the employee signs the agreement....more

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