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Ellen “Ellie” M. Hemminger is an Associate in Vedder Price’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment group.

Ellie focuses her practice on employment law, involving sexual harassment, retaliation and workplace discrimination. She has experience evaluating and advising on a vast array of employment-related issues, and has litigated before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Department of Labor, and in state and federal court.

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted 3-2 to adopt a Final Rule banning virtually all non-compete agreements between employers and employees.  The Final Rule will not go into effect until 120 days after its publication in the Federal Register (the “Effective Date”), and its enforcement could be further delayed or barred by court challenge or Congressional intervention. Continue Reading The FTC Adopts Final Rule Banning Employee Non-Compete Agreements