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• Sandwich chain Jimmy John's has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to settle an Illinois case in which the Illinois Attorney General went after the company for an overly restrictive non-compete clause that forced sandwich makers and drivers to agree not to work for two years for any competing sandwich shop located within a few miles of a Jimmy John's.

According to the story, "The settlement requires the company to pay $100,000 to the state’s attorney’s office to create education and outreach programs to promote best practices by employers, prosecutors said. It also requires Jimmy John’s to notify all current and former employees and franchisees in Illinois of the change. The company must remove all non-competes from new employee manuals, and use non-competes only in a way that complies with Illinois law."
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