Illinois Attorney General Sues Jimmy John’s Over Noncompetition Pacts
(August 4, 2016, 9:50 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — The Illinois attorney general on June 8 sued two Jimmy John’s franchised sandwich restaurant chain entities to “prevent the continued unlawful imposition and use of non-competition agreements” on at-will, low-wage employees and to ensure that current and former employees are informed that the noncompetition agreements they entered into are “unenforceable and void” (People of the State of Illinois v. Jimmy John’s Enterprises LLC, et al., No. 2016 CH 07746, Ill. Cir., Cook Co., Chanc. Div.).