By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) The Jimmy John’s sandwich chain has agreed to stop requiring low-level employees to sign non-compete agreements which prevent workers from looking for jobs with competitors.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the chain has also agreed to tell employees that previously signed agreements will NOT be enforced, tell franchise owners to rescind existing agreements and pay $100-thousand dollars to be used for a public awareness campaign.
Jimmy John’s reached a similar settlement with the state of New York in June.
That is the same month that Madigan sued the company.
The sandwich chain says it’s pleased to resolve the Illinois lawsuit.
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