Georgia Legislature Passes Revised Restrictive Covenants Law

During the final hours of the 2011 legislative session, the Georgia Legislature passed a revised law governing restrictive covenants (covenants not to compete, covenants not to solicit customers, covenants not to solicit other employees and nondisclosure agreements).  The Governor is expected to sign the legislation, but he has not done so at this writing.  Although […]

Alternative Dispute Resolution Part 2: Arbitration

Part 1 of this series discussed mediation.  This second part discusses arbitration, another dispute resolution method that provides an alternative to the traditional path of going to court to resolve a dispute. The chief difference between mediation and arbitration is that in mediation the parties work to reach a resolution of their differences on which […]

Alternative Dispute Resolution Part 1: Mediation

News reports and television dramas often make reference to mediation, but rarely explain what mediation means.  And when there is an attempt to explain mediation, the explanation may not be accurate.  So what is mediation?  And why is it useful? Mediation is an effort to negotiate a settlement among two or more parties that have […]