Fifield and Enterprise Finance Group, Inc. v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc., 2013 IL App. (1st) 120327 held that unless a guarantee of at least two years of employment is made, Illinois courts would not enforce a noncompete agreement, even where the signer is an applicant for a new job.
California is even more rigorous, limiting noncompetes to ones signed by people who sell their businesses. This is, IMHO, good public policy. “Wage slavery” and other types of compelled work are not in the best traditions of our Republic.
What do you think?