Section Newsletter Articles From Brian J. Hunt

Looking back and looking forward—Arredondo and restrictive employment covenants in Illinois By Brian J. Hunt and Jake A. Cilek Corporate Law Departments, March 2012 Before the Illinois Supreme Court’s holding in Reliable Fire Equipment Co. v. Arredondo, a two-factor test was widely considered to be exhaustive for purposes of the “legitimate business interest” analysis in Illinois; however, the Court held in Arredondo that such a rigid framework is incapable of addressing the sensitive connection between one’s right to work and the protection of a purported business interest.

Spot an error in your article? Contact Sara Anderson at For information on obtaining a copy of an article,visit the ISBA Newsletters page.

Select a Different Author