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

As has been explained in prior postings on this website, Georgia’s law governing restrictive covenants in employment agreements (covenants not to compete, not to solicit customers, not to use or disclose confidential information and not to solicit company personnel) has undergone major changes in the past several months. Georgia has gone from having the “rules” […]

Georgia Enacts Another Legislative “Fix” to Restrictive Covenant Law

Those who have followed Georgia’s restrictive covenant saga are already aware that, in 2009, Georgia enacted a law designed to rewrite the common law governing restrictive covenants in employment agreements.  The 2009 law, which was widely regarded as unconstitutional as written, was expected to become effective immediately upon passage of a constitutional amendment designed to […]

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 […]

Employment Basics for Small Businesses

Over the years, many start-up businesses have asked what they need to do to begin setting up their human relations policies.  While small businesses often don’t have the wherewithal to develop detailed human relations policies – and almost certainly don’t have a full-time human relations director – some steps should be taken early on to […]

What Is An Injunction And When Can One Be Obtained?

Television news programs often make reference to companies or the government obtaining injunctions against various types of conduct.  This article explains what an injunction is and when/how one might be obtained from a court. Businesses sometimes have a need to stop – enjoin – a person or another business from doing something harmful to the […]

What is a Temporary Restraining Order?

WHAT IS A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER? Businesses sometimes have a need to stop – enjoin – a person or another business from doing something harmful to the business.  Often this occurs in the context of an employee leaving and taking confidential information with him/her, or a former employee attempting to divert business away from the […]