Jimmy John's sandwich shops won't be able to restrict where their employees get another job under a settlement with Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office.
The settlement bars Jimmy John's from continuing to impose non-compete agreements on employees and delivery drivers. She says the very restrictive clause was a part of their contracts and often overlooked by workers.
Jimmy John's operates nearly 300 sandwich shops in Illinois, including Carbondale, Marion and Mt. Vernon in southern Illinois.
Madigan's office is currently investigating several additional employers for the use of unenforceable non-compete agreements.
Starting in January 2017, the Illinois Freedom to Work Act will prohibit use of non-compete agreements for employees earning minimum wage or less than $13 an hour.