Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Independent Cause of Action for Inevitable Disclosure of Trade Secrets

During the past 15 years or so, courts around the country have considered whether a person can be barred, or enjoined, from engaging in certain types of competitive behavior purely on the theory that the behavior will inevitably result in the disclosure of trade secrets.   The Georgia Supreme Court seems to have rejected this sort […]

Court Ruling Raises More Questions About NLRB’s Recent Social Media Decisions

I have discussed the National Labor Relations Board’s recent social media decisions here and here.  To summarize, in the past year or so the NLRB has made it very clear that, in its view, all employees (union or not) have a right to discuss the terms and conditions of their employment on social media sites […]

NLRB Suspends Posting Requirement Indefinitely

The National Labor Relations Board previously implemented a requirement that all employers – including non-union shops – must post a document advising employees of certain rights no later than April 30, 2012.  As a result of challenges to the posting requirement that are pending in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals as well […]

Update on the Confusing Changes to Georgia’s Restrictive Covenants Law (Covenants Not to Compete, Not to Solicit Customers, Not to Solicit Employees and Not to Disclose Confidential Information)

Georgia has had a great deal of activity in the past few years regarding its laws governing restrictive covenants in employment agreements.   The result has been a great deal of uncertainty, even though (ironically) the stated reason for much of the activity was to provide certainty.  Here is a summary of what has happened to […]

New NLRB Rule to Take Effect November 14, 2011, Affecting Almost all Private Employers

The National Labor Relations Board has announced that it plans to implement a new rule on November 14, 2011 that will require nearly all private employers to notify employees of certain rights.  The rule is currently in a comment period, but is expected to become effective on November 14 as scheduled.  Assuming the rule becomes […]

Key Changes to Georgia’s Law Governing Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements – Part Three

This is Part Three of an article discussing the recent changes to Georgia’s law governing restrictive covenants such as covenants not to compete, not to solicit customers, not to solicit personnel and not to disclose confidential information.  Part One discussed general changes applicable to each of these types of covenants.  After providing some additional general […]