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IL AG Sues Jimmy Johns Chain on Behalf of Low Wage Earners

State AG's are stepping up their efforts on behalf of low wage earners at food chains.   Today the Il AG in a Complaint filed by AAG Jane Flanagan, a long time friend of the Columbia AG Program, sued the Jimmy Johns Sub chain for non-compete clauses that effectively lock in their employees at their 270 Illinois locations.  The food chain said they were "disappointed."  The founder of Jimmy Johns, actually named Jimmy John Liautaud, says that he wants to "be the best at what I do," and "learn from mistakes."  Well, Jimmy John, I hope you are learning that barring your own employees from seeking a better life is not only a mistake, but illegal.