Illinois Employment Contract Templates

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An Illinois employment contract agreement is a document containing various provisions and clauses regarding an employee’s job/position with an employer. Both parties must agree with the terms and conditions contained within the agreement before signing the document. An employer may insist on an employee signing such an agreement if they are hiring a high-level or highly-paid manager who will become privy to company information and trade secrets. Inversely, an employee might find a contract beneficial to clearly define their rights, duties, responsibilities, income, and how they can and cannot be terminated. Furthermore, an employee may wish to negotiate guarantees from the employer if they are a highly sought-after professional.

LawsChapter 820 (Employment)

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By Type (4)


Employee Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – An agreement between employer and employee prohibiting the latter from disclosing confidential information.

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Employee Non-Compete Agreement – An agreement between employer and employee prohibiting the latter from competing in the same field of business.

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Independent Contractor Agreement – An agreement between client and contractor establishing terms and conditions of a particular job/task.

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Subcontractor Agreement – An agreement between contractor and subcontractor establishing terms and conditions of a particular job/task.

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What is an Employee?

“Employee” Definition – 820 ILCS 185

At-Will Employment

At-Will Employment – Allowed with the exception of “Public Policy” and “Implied Contracts” understandings.

Income Tax Rate (Individual)

Individual Income Tax Rate – 4.95% (35 ILCS 5/201(b)(5.4))

Minimum Wage ($/hr)

Minimum Wage – $8.25 (820 ILCS 105/4)

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