Chicago, IL January 25, 2012

Please Join Us for an MCLE Accredited Seminar

On December 1, 2011, the Illinois Supreme Court dramatically changed state law regarding non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. In Reliable Fire Equipment Company v. Arredondo, the court abandoned 30 years of case law and adopted a new test for determining the enforceability of an employee restrictive covenant. For employers, the question now is, "How does this new test affect our agreements?"

Much Shelist attorneys Anthony C. Valiulis, Irving M. Geslewitz, and Sheryl Jaffee Halpern will explore the implications of the Reliable decision, as well as some important rules of thumb concerning restrictive covenants generally. The program will focus on the following employer-related issues:

  • What is Reliable's impact on enforceability?
  • What must an employer give its employees to make the covenants enforceable? Is mere employment (or continued employment) enough?
  • How does Reliable affect existing agreements?
  • Has certainty been lost completely?
  • Is litigation now inevitable in virtually every circumstance?
  • Who benefits: employers or employees?
  • What can and should employers now consider when drafting or amending restrictive covenants?
  • What can and should employers do to protect their trade secrets/confidential information?
  • What does the future hold?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Registration and Breakfast - 8:00 AM
Presentation and Q&A - 8:30 to 10:00 AM

UBS Tower
One North Wacker Drive
2nd Floor Conference Center
Chicago, IL

IL MCLE Credit Hours: 1.5

Seating is limited.  


The MS-LABS series will occur every 6 to 8 weeks until the 2012 Illinois MCLE reporting deadline.

Future Seminar Topics

  • Class Action Lawsuits: Is Your Company Vulnerable?
  • The Ins and Outs of Legal Ethics
  • Wage & Hour Laws and Recent Illinois Amendments
  • The Risks and Benefits of Cloud Computing
  • Protecting Your Company in the Virtual World
  • The Top 10 Tactics to Avoid Employee Litigation
  • How Cash-Strapped Municipalities Can Affect Your Business
  • Family Wealth & Contested Estates